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English definition of “tried and found wanting”

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tried and found wanting

tried and discovered to be not effective: This government's policies, said the speaker, have been tried and found wanting.
Translations of “tried and found wanting”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試過但沒有效果…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试过但没有效果…
(Definition of tried and found wanting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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