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lost cause

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
someone or something that has no chance of succeeding: I used to try to get him to do some exercise but then decided he was a lost cause.
Translations of “lost cause”
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒有希望的人(或事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没有希望的人(或事)…
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