non-achiever

non-achiever

n
a person who consistently fails to achieve, esp academically
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Lambert, who only scored one goal after sealing a PS3 million switch from Liverpool, was billed as the biggest non-achiever after Berahino.
But now it seems non-achiever Iain Duncan Smith is infected with similar delusions of grandeur.
That's quite a tall order for non-achievers. A non-achiever will become discouraged with education.
He then goes on to ask why the authors are so keen to heap praise on Wylie, a singer who he describes as "a non-achiever [who] never made an LP of worth (never even made an LP, some say).
Mr Spellacey, who was written off as non-achiever at school due to debilitating dyslexia, has successfully proved his doubters wrong by fulfilling his ambition to create a varied collection of artistic works.
The national economy has been on an upswing for the past five years and expanded 7.6 percent in the first half of 2013 - a remarkable turnaround for a country once seen as an irredeemable non-achiever.
The national economy has been on an upswing for the past five years and expanded 7.6 percent in the first half of 2013 -- a remarkable turnaround for a country once seen as an irredeemable non-achiever. The government targeted gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 6.0 and 7.0 percent for the whole year, and now the question is whether that needs to be re-calibrated in the wake of the typhoon damage.
Sheridan, for Top Hat, and Richardson, for Magic Genie, another non-achiever for Mick Easterby now showing up in a different role, were among six riders to receive pounds 1,000 cheques from RoR at the earlier Cartier dinner, for their achievements with ex-racers now in the polo field.
QHOW is it that, no matter how much I try, I'm still a non-achiever? I worked really hard at school and college just to get middling results and an okay job.
Where "La Brassiere" comically subverted Koo and Lau's masculine images by having them go round in women's falsies, here the joke comes from casting matinee idol Koo as a sexual non-achiever and Lau, not a prototype romantic lead, as an incurable lothario.

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