Meaning of “lost cause” in the English Dictionary


(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)