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Miscellaneous bad things

black spot

noun

something bad that spoils an event

blow

noun

an event that spoils your chances of success

cloud

noun

something unpleasant that spoils an activity, event, or situation

crime

noun

something that is morally wrong or a mistake

dead loss

noun

someone or something that is completely useless

deterrence

noun

the idea that people will decide not to do something if they believe that something unpleasant could happen to them as a result

deterrent

noun

something that makes people decide not to do something by making them realize that something unpleasant could happen to them

disincentive

noun

something that makes you not want to do something

evil

noun

something that is very bad

fleabag

noun

someone or something that is dirty, or has a bad reputation

goad

noun

something that makes someone react, especially by making them feel angry

hammer blow

noun

something that causes a lot of damage or harm

kiss of death

noun

something that causes something else to fail or to be unsuccessful

misery

noun

something that causes people to suffer or be unhappy

negative

noun

something that is harmful or bad

outrage

noun

an event or action that makes you feel extremely angry and upset

the pits

noun

something that is very bad

poison

noun

something that has a negative effect

snag

noun

something rough or sharp that can cause damage

storm cloud

noun

something very bad that is starting or happening

stuff

noun

qualities, activity, or behaviour that are especially negative or upsetting

tragedy

noun

a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die

unpleasantness

noun

an unpleasant quality

villain

noun

someone who behaves in an immoral way, or something that is responsible for a bad situation

a necessary evil

something that you do not like but that cannot be avoided

a sore point/spot/subject

something that makes you upset, angry, or embarrassed when someone mentions it

bear/take the brunt of something

to receive the worst part of something that has a bad effect

the evils of something

the bad effects that something can have

the shadow/shadows of something

the problems, sadness, trouble etc caused by a particular situation or event

the something from hell

an especially difficult or unpleasant example of a person or thing

the unacceptable face of something

an aspect of a situation or activity that you do not approve of

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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