Definition of dead loss in English:

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dead loss

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛd ˈlɒs/


1A venture or situation which produces no profit.
Example sentences
  • He had a very good March and April, but February and May have been dead losses as far as he's concerned.
  • The trend has already started with the top producers, who have already decided that the UK is a bit of a dead loss and are looking to the States to sell their wine.
  • Admittedly 2% of both draws will benefit by increased prize money but the remaining 98% will be at a dead loss.
1.1 informal, chiefly British A person or thing that is completely useless.
Example sentences
  • No doubt Thompson would have considered the former Rugby Park manager a dead loss across August as he presided over four straight league defeats for the Easter Road club.
  • Before I could even fumble a further answer, she had sussed me as a dead loss, had switched off her DAT machine, and was already scanning the crowd for a more eloquent victim.
  • Not that the Washington Post is a total dead loss.
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