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lightweight

noun
 
 
/ˈlaɪtweɪt/
someone who does not show deep understanding, knowledge, or ability: In certain circles he has been dismissed as an intellectual lightweight.
→  See also heavyweight
Translations of “lightweight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 運動員, 輕量級運動員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动员, 轻量级运动员…
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