leave much to be desired

variants: or

leave a lot to be desired


leave a great deal to be desired

Definition of leave much to be desired

  1. —used to say that something is not very good at all or is not close to being good enough Your work leaves much to be desired. Although her education left a great deal to be desired, she was an extremely intelligent person. The working conditions here leave a lot to be desired.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

  1. :  great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

    :  great in importance or significance

    :  many in number

  1. :  to a great degree or extent :  considerably

    :  very

    :  frequently, often

  1. :  a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

    :  something considerable or impressive

desireplay desired
  1. :  to long or hope for :  exhibit or feel desire for

    :  to express a wish for :  request

    :  to express a wish to :  ask

  1. :  conscious impulse (see 2impulse 3) toward something that promises enjoyment or satisfaction in its attainment

    :  longing, craving

    :  sexual urge or appetite

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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