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leave a lot to be desired

to be much ​worse than you would like: Apparently, Meg's ​cookingleaves a lot to be ​desired.
(Definition of leave a lot to be desired from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leave a lot to be desired

(also leave something to be desired)
to not be very good or not as good as you would like: His ​taste in ​clothesleaves something to be ​desired.
(Definition of leave a lot to be desired from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leave a lot to be desired”
in Chinese (Simplified) 还有很大改进余地,还有很大差距…
in Chinese (Traditional) 還有很大改進餘地,還有很大差距…
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