noun. Some would-be life-snuffer-outers aren't up to snuff.
Real citation: "Ryder, in a cameo-size role, plays a serial-almost-killer who has been terrorizing the neighborhood by putting men in comas at the end of their dates. It's a total downer to see the once-great Ryder struggling through junk like this. Who gives a crap whether she's a shoplifter or not? She's a great actress, and she should be getting roles that match her talent--not shit like this."
(July 10, 2008, Bob Grimm, Tuscon Weekly, http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/now-showing-at-home/Content?oid=1091834)
Made-up citation: "Being a serial-almost-killer is a dubious distinction, kind of like being your mom."