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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.
Translations of “wallflower”
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 桂竹香,牆頭花…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 桂竹香,墙头花…
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