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English definition of “not last long”

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not last long

( UK also not last five minutes)
to fail or be unsuccessful very soon: You won't last long in your job if you carry on being so rude to the customers. He wouldn't last five minutes in the police force - it's far too tough for him.
Translations of “not last long”
in Chinese (Traditional) 快失敗了, 長不了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快失败了, 长不了…
(Definition of not last long from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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