give (something) up as a bad job

idiom

: to stop trying to do something because it cannot be done
I tried my best to persuade him, but in the end I gave it up as a bad job.

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“Give (something) up as a bad job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28something%29%20up%20as%20a%20bad%20job. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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