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low life

noun
     
Related topics: Crime, Sociology
low life
1 [uncountable]SS the life and behaviour of people who are involved in criminal or immoral activities:
a novel about low life in Chicago in the 1930s
2 also lowlife [countable] American English informalSCC someone who is involved in crime or who is bad:
Pete turned out to be a real lowlife.
lowlife adjective American English informal:
Charlie may be lowlife, but he isn't stupid.

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