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English definition of “write-off”

write-off

noun [C usually singular] (NOTHING ACHIEVED)  /ˈraɪ.tɒf/ US  /-t̬ɑːf/
a period of time during which you fail to achieve anything: Yesterday was a complete write-off as far as work is concerned.
(Definition of write-off noun (NOTHING ACHIEVED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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