Bad Paper


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Bad Paper

In business, a slang term for a bounced check (especially a paycheck), payment in a valueless currency, or some other unacceptable means of payment.
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He had already quite a collection of prizes, worthless books on bad paper, but in gorgeous bindings decorated with the arms of the school: his position had freed him from bullying, and he was not unhappy.
In response to the findings, the DOD has released new guidance to allow more veterans time to have their "bad paper" discharges reviewed and potentially changed.
Around the same time, the librarian teaching the APA boot camp began to introduce the "bad paper activity." For this activity, the librarian distributed a fake paper containing several APA errors.
"Were not excusing bad behavior, but the fact is that taking away someone's GI Bill and kicking them out with what we call a 'bad paper discharge' [means] they're less likely to be employable and they're less likely to be able to afford school at all."
In other cases, the factors that resulted in the unfavorable discharge, or "bad paper," aren't so black and white.
my pockets bulging with bad paper and a half dozen miniature bottles of
I got the Manchester Evening News instead, which is not a bad paper.
A citation or order that is factually and/or legally without merit in some way is often referred to as "bad paper." Bad paper is the product of a mistake or worse.
As one journalist observed, '"Bad paper' vets will not be honored on Veterans Day....
At the same time, most would agree that too much time spent reviewing a bad paper is not a good allocation of resources.
The Fed bought up the bad paper, tripled the money supply, and lent at near zero interest to the banks.
"The better the paper, the better the calligraphy." Adds Frascogna, "I have never had to turn down a job due to bad paper, but I've been tempted.