If you describe someone as good-for-nothing, you think that they are lazy or irresponsible.

...a good-for-nothing fourteen-year-old son who barely knows how to read and count.

Good-for-nothing is also a noun.

...lazy good-for-nothings.

English dictionary. 2008.

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