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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
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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