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not last long

(UK also not last five minutes)
to fail or be unsuccessful very soon: You won't last long in your job if you carry on being so rude to the customers. He wouldn't last five minutes in the police force - it's far too tough for him.
Translations of “not last long”
in Chinese (Traditional) 快失敗了, 長不了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快失败了, 长不了…
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