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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
yī shì wú chéng
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
yat1 si6 mou4 sing4
Short definition to get nowhere
Usage frequency Somewhat infrequent
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All available English definitions not a single successCantofish icon / to have achieved nothingMDBG icon / not to have accomplished even a single thingAdso icon / to be a total failureMDBG icon / to get nowhereMDBG icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: not to have accomplished even a single thing
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: not a single success
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: to have achieved nothing; to be a total failure; to get nowhere
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Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: '
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