Meaning of “give sth up as a bad job” in the English Dictionary

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"give sth up as a bad job" in British English

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give sth up as a bad job

UK to stop doing something because you do not feel it is worth continuing:

After three attempts to mend it, I gave it up as a bad job.

(Definition of “give sth up as a bad job” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)