- n. Something that has no hope of success.
“Most assumed that was that, including the bookies who quickly installed him as a 270-1 no-hoper, but the young American had other ideas.”
“Mellon has said she was a "no-hoper" at her expensive boarding school.”
“Clay is a professional bloat, eyes empty and drained of any serious intent, a drinking no-hoper, a writer who has not a single worthwhile thought in his head and whose sole interest is his needy, middle-age fixation on Rain, a one-dimensional sexpot.”
“He was a talentless no-hoper convinced he was headed for, or had alreadyhit, the big time.”
“Since it first aired in 2004, audiences have primarily been drawn to The X Factor for the entertainment value to be had from watching the most disastrous auditions: the tone-deaf no-hoper who performs an acoustic version of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean accompanied on the spoons, for instance, or the mother-and-daughter duo with an inexplicable faith in their non-existent singing abilities.”
“The 1980s and 90s were a golden age: With football suffering from an image problem, mostly because of hooliganism and stadium disasters, snooker's popularity soared, peaking wiith the 1985 world championship final between Steve Davis, the sport's dominant player, and Dennis Taylor, who'd entered the tournament as an apparent no-hoper.”
“The fighter on which Rocky was patterned was a fellow named Chuck Wepner, aka the Bayonne Bleeder, a no-hoper heavyweight who got a fight with Mohammed Ali in 1975, and got the stuffings pounded out of him.”
“Her character, a radio presenter who picks up a young no-hoper and turns him into a television star, returned her to the movie mainstream.”
“When approved by the Supreme Leader to run for president, the erudite and friendly cleric from Yazd was considered a no-hoper—but useful in providing a patina of democracy across a broader political spectrum.”
“They were not at fault because the number 189 which had walked out accompanied by chit 189 had been a weedy-necked no-hoper, and not Melbourne Smith's expensive aristocrat.”
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inspired by Mistakes Were Made. Words for things going wrong in a manner particularly violent, stupid, soul-crushing, boggling, grandiose, or any combination of these qualities.
You know that feeling when you open your wallet and all you can find inside are ATM receipts?
When being a squatter is the least of your worries and that thing called dignity is shove...
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