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Meaning: someone who will never succeed in life

For example:

  • Everyone thought Max was a real no-hoper, so everyone was surprised when he became a successful artist.

  • Terry doesn't think it's fair to call him a no-hoper. He just isn't interested in having a career and making lots of money.

Quick Quiz:

My cousin has been a total no-hoper ever since he became
  1. a successful banker
  2. a drug addict
  3. a top surgeon

Discuss: no-hoper

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