one of His Majesty's bad bargains

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Noun[edit]

one of His Majesty's bad bargains (plural not attested)

  1. (archaic, idiomatic, rare) An incapable (sick, etc) or incompetent soldier.

References[edit]

Grose, Francis, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue / Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence: altered and enlarged (London; 1811)