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1(of inferior quality)(workmanship/goods) de muy mala calidadshoddy work — chapuza
- I love all kinds of films, except the plotless kind with unconvincing acting, shoddy editing and duff music played on synths.
- They are the ones who need to apologize for such biased and shoddy work.
- The preferred option being presented by the borough council is a shoddy deal.
- And get chummy with your local building inspector, whose job it is to spot shoddy workmanship.
- Over the years, players were not recognised for their contributions and complained of shoddy treatment.
- Unfortunately the problem of shoddy workmanship continues even today.
- Contractors in connivance with corrupt officials do shoddy work deliberately, so that they get a fresh contract soon for the job.
- Even then, homeowners often complain of shoddy workmanship.
- Corrupt authorities also gave permits for shoddy housing and other construction in the riverbed, enriching individual contractors at the expense of public safety.
- Letters to the editor and corrections are big black holes into which complaints about shoddy journalism disappear.
- Many years of shoddy work has resulted in the pathetic shape of city roads.
- If they don't act, they get accused of tolerating racism and shoddy intellectual thinking.
- We can't say much about your shoddy workmanship, your poor literacy skills or your goldfish-like imagination.
- Describing me, he refers to my shoddy suit and badly scuffed shoes.
- Verbal aggression, insulting and rude behaviour, disregard for the rights of others, petty thieving and shoddy work were the norms.
- They're not the rather shoddy efforts that are made today.
- It is abhorrent and deplorable both in its shoddy journalism and blatant personal assault on our artists.
- Those interests may be ill-informed, based on shoddy reasoning or false axioms, but none of that matters.
- The report was, in short, an incredibly shoddy piece of work.
- Many experts believe the toll would have been lower but for shoddy construction, corruption and government incompetence.
- Moreover, because everything was so public, the authorities began to look pretty shoddy.
- We're not going to have the Government use shoddy, tawdry little tricks to drum up the notion of fear and then fail on competence.
- That, given sufficient publicity some kind of audience will appeal for almost any event, no matter how shoddy or potentially immoral.
- In short, while the proposal may have merit, the method of proposing it has been downright shoddy.
- Rather an abuse of parliamentary privilege to achieve a cheap and shoddy pay back for his mates.
- Historically, it has a shoddy pedigree of corruption and death.
- David thinks it's time to tear up the PC rule book and pull black men up on their shoddy behaviour.
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