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Bad money...

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 16, 2008 at 21:42

In Reply to: Bad money... posted by Ludmila Shustova on September 15, 2008 at 17:26:

: What is the meaning of "Bad money always comes back"?

The usual form is "A bad penny always turns up again". It means that something worthless or unwanted is hard to get rid of, just as though you were given a bad coin, passed it on to someone else and found it returned to you in a later transaction. (VSD)