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dead wood

noun [U] /ˈded ˌwʊd/
people, esp. employees, who are no longer useful: When she took over the agency, she streamlined the operation by getting rid of a lot of dead wood.
Translations of “dead wood”
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢人,冗員, 廢物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废人,冗员, 废物…
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