good-for-nothing good-for-nothing


  1. (n) an idle worthless person
  2. (adj) without merit


  1. All children familiar with fairy tales are aware that Hansel and Gretel's father was a good-for-nothing.
  2. In one of Aesop's fables, Members accuse Belly of being a fat, lazy good-for-nothing, who does nothing but consume food.
  3. In meaning it ranges from rag or garbage to rascal, mucker or good-for-nothing.


  • That Good-for-Nothing Congress Is Actually Getting More Done

    That's right, the good-for-nothing, inept, ineffective, partisan, unyielding Congress everybody loves to hate is actually getting more productive, at least according to some measures.The American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution just released their Vital Statistics on Congress—a trove of legislative data—and it shows that lawmakers have been putting in more hours to pass more ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

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