be unable to do sth
- We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.
- She's been unable to play since January because of a torn calf muscle.
- It's a tragedy that so many young people are unable to find jobs.
- We regret that at the present time we are unable to supply the goods you ordered.
- Experts seem unable to agree whether the drug is safe or not.
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