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  1. Anonymous
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    colloquialism

    "checkered" past means?

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    Re: colloquialism

    Quote Originally Posted by jbooski
    "checkered" past means?
    " checkered past/career/history" = a person's past, etc. that contains both successful and not successful periods.

    checkered also chequered.

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    Often with the implication of something a bit unsavoury or unsuitable.

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    What Tdol said. :wink:

    One with a checkered past might be reluctant to talk about that past.

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