Meaning of “be dead in the water” in the English Dictionary


"be dead in the water" in English

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be dead in the water

If something is dead in the water, it has failed and it seems impossible that it will be successful in the future:

So how does a government revive an economy that is dead in the water?

(Definition of “be dead in the water” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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