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一分钟英语:Lost Cause

一分钟英语:Lost Cause

English in a Minute – Lost Cause:注定会失败的事情

Welcome to English in a Minute from home.

In life, some things can be helped while others cannot.

What happened to your indoor plant?

I don't know, Jonathan. I watered it. I put it next to this window.

But I don't think it's doing too good.

Anna, that plant is dead.

Maybe if I...

Anna. It's a lost cause. Just accept it and move on.

A "lost cause" is something that is certain to fail.

You can use this expression for a person, a thing or even a movement.

It's not worth spending extra time and energy on a "lost cause".

And that's English in a Minute!