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if a situation is hopeless, it seems very unlikely to succeed or improve
not practical, and therefore unlikely to be successful
unlikely to be satisfactory or successful
unlikely to produce a successful result or be effective
not safe or likely to fall
likely to fail or be unsuccessful
if a business or relationship is on the rocks, it is having serious difficulties and is likely to fail soon
to have no chance of achieving something
unable to compete successfully with other businesses or products
becoming less effective and successful
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to score a birdie at a hole in golf
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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