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English definition of “a miserable, poor, etc. excuse for sth”

a miserable, poor, etc. excuse for sth

a very bad example of something: It was a miserable excuse for a meal.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
(Definition of a miserable, poor, etc. excuse for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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