lost cause Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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lost causenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
someone or something that has no ​chance of ​succeeding: I used to ​try to get him to do some ​exercise but then ​decided he was a ​lostcause.
(Definition of lost cause from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lost causenoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔst ˈkɔz/
something that cannot be ​achieved: It rained all ​weekend, so ​painting the ​house was a lost cause.
(Definition of lost cause from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lost cause”
in Chinese (Simplified) 没有希望的人(或事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒有希望的人(或事)…
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