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dead loss

Meaning: a person or an activity that is not effective or successful

For example:

  • The local council's "Fit in the Park" exercise program for overweight kids was a dead loss. By the second week, all the kids had dropped out.

  • The last guy I interviewed for the job was a dead loss. He stared at the floor and gave one-word answers to my questions.

Quick Quiz:

Our company's board meeting was a dead loss because
  1. we solved a lot of problems
  2. we made some important decisions
  3. we didn't resolve a single issue

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