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Damaged Goods

Meaning A person who has one or more major flaws
Definition

Damaged goods is a term that refers to a person who has major flaws. It is used to describe people with character issues as well as athletes in sports who get hurt often and/or off-the-field issues.

In general use, people use it when they are weary of someone's past decisions or experiences. It may be a bad childhood, sexual history, or any other negative or harmful experience.

In sports, especially fantasy sports, it is mostly used for describing a player who has some upside but also significant downside. It often is an injury that will likely decrease his production.

Example
"Would you trade for Peterson?"
"No, he's damaged goods."
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Updated December 6, 2016

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