mug's game

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Noun1.mug's game - a futile or unprofitable endeavor
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
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It's -- no pun intended -- a mug's game for a well-travelled, prize-winning filmmaker to portray rural Poles as racist bumpkins.
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Davey Thomas BUYING a house is a mug's game - can't take it with you when you die.
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Predicting anything is a mug's game these days, but, if any city can thrive post-Brexit, it's undoubtedly Liverpool.
It's no laughing matter, though (even if I know Joey won't mind me having a joke), largely because the unpredictability of the Premier League makes it a mug's game - and Liverpool's change of fortunes sums it up.
It's a mug's game literally in the GulfWeekly offices on occasions.
That's not to say we won't attempt to pitch some levels at which we would begin to buy or sell investments, but pinning down an exact value is something of a mug's game.
Drugs are a mug's game and any parent should do what they can to keep children away from them.
Who knows maybe he is but it would seem more likely that Cameron and the Unionist strategists simply, and possibly correctly, believe a televised debate with the First Minister is a mug's game.
If, on aggregate, he really was a loser, he'd have made a joke of it: "It's a mug's game."
Come on, Nicola, this is a mug's game for deadbeats.