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dead wood

noun [U] uk   us  
people or things that are no longer useful: She cleared out the dead wood as soon as she took over the company.
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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