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dead lossnoun [S]

uk   us   informal
an ​activity or ​process that is not at all ​effective or ​successful: Yesterday's ​meeting was a ​deadloss - nothing was ​decided. a ​person who is not ​successful or ​useful: I was a ​deadloss at ​languages at ​school. John was a ​deadloss - he just ​stood there and did nothing.
(Definition of dead loss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dead loss”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无用功,白费力, 废物, 无用之人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無用功,白費力, 廢物, 無用的人…
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