Definition of awkward squad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


awkward squad

BrE BrE//ˈɔːkwəd skwɒd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːkwərd skwɑːd//
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a group of people within an organization or team who deliberately behave in a difficult way, opposing authority or disagreeing with others A prominent member of the awkward squad, he has voted against his own party in Parliament 148 times.