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bolt bucketA machine, especially an automobile. Implies that the machine is clunky or unreliable.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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a fly by nightUnreliable or untrustworthy, especially in business or financial matters.Rate it:

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flake outTo flake or be flaky: to prove unreliable; to abandon or desert.Rate it:

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Fly-By-NightOne who disappears after selling something to get quick or immediate profit, an untrustworthy or unreliable person or thingRate it:

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put not your trust in princesA warning that men of power and influence can be just as fickle and unreliable as the rest of us.Rate it:

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too clever by halfShrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful.Rate it:

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