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sinking ship

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English

Noun

Singular
sinking ship

Plural
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  1. (figuratively) A doomed cause; a lost cause; a loosing cause; a loosing proposition; an impending debacle; an on-going disaster; a bad deal.
    • A great start two months ago and now their company's a sinking ship.

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