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tried and found wanting

tried and ​discovered to be not ​effective: These ​policies, said the ​speaker, have been ​tried and ​foundwanting.
(Definition of tried and found wanting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tried and found wanting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 试过但没有效果…
in Chinese (Traditional) 試過但沒有效果…
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