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"wallflower" in British English

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wallflowernoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔːəlflaʊər/  us   /ˈwɑːlˌflaʊ.ɚ/
  • wallflower noun [C] (PLANT)

  • wallflower noun [C] (SHY PERSON)

informal a shy person, especially a girl or woman, who is frightened to involve herself in social activities and does not attract much interest or attention: Sooner or later someone would take pity on the poor wallflower and ask her to dance.
(Definition of wallflower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wallflower" in Business English

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wallflowernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwɔːlflaʊər/ (also orphan stock)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a type of investment that investors are not very interested in because they think it does not have much value: Because National Savings products are not very competitive, they are widely regarded as the wallflowers of the investment world.
(Definition of wallflower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wallflower”
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 桂竹香,墙头花…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 桂竹香,牆頭花…
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“wallflower” in British English

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