dead loss

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dead loss

n
1. informal a person, thing, or situation that is completely useless or unprofitable
2. a complete loss for which no compensation is received
Translations

dead loss

n (fam) to be a dead loss (person, thing) → non valere niente
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Voronin and Babel might be dead losses but they're surely more use than Fowler.
The old row of tailor's dummies has taken too much of a battering from dead-ball dead losses to be of use, and Zola - who practises around 150 free-kicks a week in training - is having a replacement built.