The full form of this proverb is 'one bad apple spoils the barrel', meaning that a bad person, policy, etc, can ruin everything around it if you have a question about idioms, ask us about it in our idioms discussion forum if you know of an idiom that you would like to be listed here, please use. 8 god's message: but just as one bad apple doesn't ruin the whole bushel, there are still plenty of good apples left so i'll preserve those in israel who obey me so i'll preserve those in israel who obey me. 10-10-2018 a bad apple spoils the barrel you’ve heard the saying that a bad apple spoils the whole barrel that saying is part and parcel to just about any topic, subject or group of people around the world and is most noticeable in american politics here in the united states of america.
Viewpoint bad apples, annuities and the naic by danny fisher s the saying goes, a few bad apples can spoil the whole barrel texas is one of 14 states that have adopted the national association of insurance commissioners’ replacement model regulation most other states are. Bad apples i’ve been thinking about this phrase a lot over the past few years i see it used with some frequency, usually to justify the utterly unjustifiable bad behavior of a relative few people: “you can’t let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch. Bad behavior has greater and longer-lasting impact than good, so companies need to screen out bad apples before they're hired—or if they do get hired, make every effort to reform or oust them.
If you leave a rotten apple in a barrel of apples, the bacteria destroying it will gradually spread throughout the whole barrelful in the same way a person who causes difficulties or is dishonest may influence others in the community or organisation he belongs to. Idiom ‘‘a bad apple spoils the barrel’’ captures the core idea of negative ‘‘[b]efore the whole bunch spoils, how, when, and why bad apples spoil the barrel 177 ﬁrst, it is important to ﬁrmly establish that this effect occurs at all to date. The phrase a few bad apples is much more popular now than it was decades ago linguist geoff nunberg says the phrase may owe its popularity to a change in meaning — and the osmond brothers. If so, you may be familiar with the saying, “ one bad apple can spoil the bunch that popular phrase is used to refer to a situation in which one person's negative demeanor or bad behavior can affect a whole group of people, influencing them to have a similar negative attitude or to engage in the same bad behavior. It wouldn't be fair to cast aspersions on an entire cultural movement based on the actions of a few to quote my grandfather, 'one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch.
One rotten apple does spoil the whole barrel, eventually, because of mold spores invading the other apples sometimes an entire group, like the us congress, is corrupted, like a barrel of fruit, by the presence of one bad guy, or one bad apple. ‘‘how many bad apples does it take to spoil the whole barrel”: social exclusion spoils the whole barrel”, makes an even stronger claim and why a just few such bad apples will. If you get a few (literal) bad apples you remove them to avoid spoiling the the rest, you don't just shrug and say 'well, there's only a few of them, no big deal. When one member of a family behaves like a ‘bad apple’ it affects the whole family dynamic it normally starts with one person making negative comments, criticizing other family members, or any number of other detrimental behaviors.
While a few bad apples might spoil the barrel (filled with good fruit/people), a vinegar barrel will always transform sweet cucumbers into sour pickles—regardless of the best inten. “a few bad apples spoil the bunch,” the full saying goes or, in its less generous form: one bad apple spoils the entire barrel in the past academic year, at least 80 fraternity chapters were suspended or investigated over allegations of racism, sexism, hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual assault. The apple of one's eye la niña de los ojos de algn one bad or rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel manzana podrida echa ciento a perder caitlin moran wrote it, and she has to be the most arrogant bitch around. In one of the stories covered in this program (you can stream online and listen to it), the question of one bad apple at work spoiling the whole barrel at work is dealt with, in very interesting simplicity.
One bad apple in a team of workers really can spoil the entire barrel, new business research shows whether it's an office bully, team slacker or a chronic pessimist, a single employee can. One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel one bad apple can spoil the whole barrel ancient wisdom if you want to bring the country to order, first put the province in order if you want to put the province in order, you have to first bring order to the cities. One rotten apple really can spoil the whole bunch a negative, nasty employee can ruin relationships with colleagues, customers, and managers he or she can cause tension or conflict in the entire organization, and in the worst cases, prompt superstar employees to quit.