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lost cause

Definition of lost cause

  1. :  a person or thing that is certain to fail <She decided her acting career was a lost cause.> <I'm a lost cause when it comes to anything technical.> <Finishing the project on time seemed like a lost cause.>



Word by Word Definitions

lostplay
  1. :  not made use of, won, or claimed

    :  no longer possessed

    :  no longer known

causeplay
  1. :  a reason for an action or condition :  motive

    :  something that brings about an effect or a result

    :  a person or thing that is the occasion of an action or state

  1. :  to serve as a cause or occasion of

    :  to compel by command, authority, or force


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