absolute dud


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absolute dud

A nuclear weapon which, when launched at or emplaced on a target, fails to explode.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The latest collaboration from actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who brought the decent Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day movies to the screen, finally land on an absolute dud with their fourth attempt.
Three riders, including a fifty-something, cleared it, which made me feel an absolute dud. Never mind, though' I'm thinking oaks and acorns.
Even if they were pretty bad ballets, that would still be a logistical achievement and a triumph of will, but the enviable thing about Taylor is that almost all of them are pretty good, with the absolute dud being rare enough to be a collector's item.