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the scum of the earth

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