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English definition of “garbage in, garbage out”

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garbage in, garbage out

mainly US saying
something you say that means that something produced from materials of low quality will also be of low quality: The meals are pretty poor but then they never use fresh ingredients - garbage in, garbage out.
(Definition of garbage in, garbage out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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