HyperDic: lost_cause

English > 1 sense of the expression lost cause:
NOUNactlost causea defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
English > lost cause: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable.
Broadercampaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

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