the wrong horse

noun

: someone or something that is not successful
used with choose/pick/back (etc.)
The company has been losing money, and many investors are beginning to feel that they may have backed the wrong horse.

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“The wrong horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20wrong%20horse. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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