poor/sad/sorry excuse for

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: a poor example of He's a sad excuse for a father. This is a poor excuse for a term paper. That pile of junk is a sorry excuse for a car!

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“Poor/sad/sorry excuse for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poor%2Fsad%2Fsorry%20excuse%20for. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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