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English definition of “leave a lot to be desired”

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leave a lot to be desired

to be much worse than you would like: Apparently, Meg's cooking leaves a lot to be desired.
Translations of “leave a lot to be desired”
in Chinese (Traditional) 還有很大改進餘地,還有很大差距…
in Chinese (Simplified) 还有很大改进余地,还有很大差距…
(Definition of leave a lot to be desired from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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