Definition of dead loss in English:

dead loss

Syllabification: dead loss

noun

1A venture or situation that produces no profit whatsoever.
More 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.
More 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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