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  • n  a cruel and brutal fellow

  • In the end, of course, the yob gets with it, and the agent finds himself far out.
  • In this novel, Alan Sillitoe (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) retells the tired old tale of a working-class yob who decides to chuck it all and live a little.
  • He promises to make the growing problem of "yob culture" one of his top priorities.

  • James Stewart in Derby Evening Telegraph
    Sentencing the pair, Judge Stewart said they typified "the young, drunken, violent yob who hunt in packs and of whom the public are sick and tired".
  • Gordon Strachan in BBC News
    Speaking to The Herald, Strachan said: "I hope, if anything has happened to Paul Le Guen, he doesn't see him as a supporter but as an absolute moron. I'm like that with all supporters. You are either a decent person or a yob."

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