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wallflower

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈwɔːlflaʊər/ (also orphan stock)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a type of investment that investors are not very interested in because they think it does not have much value: Because National Savings products are not very competitive, they are widely regarded as the wallflowers of the investment world.
(Definition of wallflower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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