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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
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
to use someone or something for your own purposes, often in a way that causes harm or difficulties
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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