the curate's egg was [DWJ] Best Of.

Charles Butler charlescbutler at
Fri Jan 27 14:16:56 EST 2006

    > Calling something a "curate's egg" is calling it completely useless,
> bad all through.

Depends on who you are, I guess. _I_ use it to mean parts of it
are excellent.
  The *OED* agrees with you. The logic of the other position is unassailable, but usage is the final arbiter, I guess!

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