bad match

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I couldn't, as your guardian, have consented to a bad match.
Lebedeff then, in tragic tones, told of the approaching marriage, whereupon the other nodded his head and replied that, after all, marriages like that were not so rare; that he had heard that the lady was very fascinating and of extraordinary beauty, which was enough to explain the infatuation of a wealthy man; that, further, thanks to the liberality of Totski and of Rogojin, she possessed--so he had heard--not only money, but pearls, diamonds, shawls, and furniture, and consequently she could not be considered a bad match.
A strappin' young carpenter as is a ready-made Methody, like Seth, wouldna be a bad match for her.
Racked "He has played 83 matches and only lost five, but the biggest thing is he has not played one bad match.
I definitely don't feel like I played a bad match," Murray said.
Lahore Lions' coach Ghulam Abbas Butt told the media that his boys were in great spirits and a single bad match could not shatter their determination.
Australia's nine-game hold over England was broken with a 57-run loss in the one-dayer in Perth on Friday night, with Maxwell's shot selection and Mitchell Johnson's (0-72) first bad match of the summer being areas of concern.
The Hyderabadi, who lost in the quarter- finals of the World Championships in Paris last week, did not want to read much into loss and said it was just a bad match for her.
Keothavong, right, said: "I don't think that it was a particularly bad match.
I played a bad match but I haven't sat down with my coach and discussed what I have to work on.
Just because he's older doesn't mean he's a bad match.