Be dead in the water 無望成功

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今日片語

如果一個專案、計畫或生意被描述為 “be dead in the water”,意思就是 “敗局已定,無望成功”。

例句

Our plans to find funds to build a new swimming pool are dead in the water.
我們籌資建造新游泳池的計畫泡湯了。

Now the airport has closed down, our car-hire business is dead in the water.
現在機場關閉了,我們的汽車租賃生意也就完了。

This project is dead in the water – nobody wants to sponsor it.
這個專案沒有成功的希望了,因為沒人願意資助它。