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British pronunciation/dˈɛd lˈɒs/
American pronunciation/dˈɛd lˈɔs/
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a situation or activity that is not productive

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What is the origin of the idiom "dead loss" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "dead loss" is uncertain, but it is used to describe something that is completely useless or ineffective in a given situation. This phrase is used in this context to indicate that the thing in question is incapable of producing any positive results or benefits, and is therefore a waste of time, effort, or resources. This usage of the phrase has been in use since at least the early 20th century, and it has been applied to a wide range of things, including products, strategies, ideas, and people. In general, the phrase is used to express a sense of frustration or disappointment with something that has failed to deliver the desired results.

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someone who accomplishes nothing or is of no use

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What is the origin of the idiom "dead loss" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "dead loss" is uncertain, but it is used to describe a person who is considered to be completely useless or ineffective in a given situation. This phrase is used in this context to indicate that the person in question is incapable of producing any positive results or benefits, and is therefore a liability or hindrance to any effort or project. This usage of the phrase has been in use since at least the mid-20th century, and it has been applied to a wide range of people, including employees, colleagues, and acquaintances. In general, the phrase is used to express a sense of frustration or disappointment with someone who has failed to meet expectations or deliver the desired results.

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The project was a dead loss from the beginning, with no clear goals or direction.
The investment turned out to be a dead loss, with no return on the money spent.
The athlete was a dead loss, with no hope of improving their performance or winning any competitions.
The new employee was a dead loss, unable to learn the necessary skills or contribute to the team.
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