|Meaning||A person who has one or more major flaws|
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.
"Would you trade for Peterson?"
"No, he's damaged goods."
|Updated||December 6, 2016|