leave much to be desired

variants: or leave a lot to be desired or leave a great deal to be desired

Definition of leave much to be desired

used to say that something is not very good at all or is not close to being good enoughYour 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.

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“Leave much to be desired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20much%20to%20be%20desired. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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