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the scum of the earth

informal the ​worsttype of ​people that can be ​imagined: These men are the scum of the ​earth.
(Definition of the scum of the earth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the scum of the earth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人渣,最恶劣的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人渣,最惡劣的人…
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