Definitions

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  • adj. Not promotable.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ promotable

Examples

  • You look like any oldish, unpromotable trooper sergeant, tough as hell, good man in a gunfight, steady, and hopelessly obsolete.

    Dead Zero

  • In other words, the tribuneship was designed to be a political dead end—a place to confine the ranting and the rancorous, the incompetent and the unpromotable: the effluent of the body politic.

    Imperium

  • However, these people are usually so efficient that they become unpromotable.

    One At A Time?

  • So that, on the whole, I.suppose there is no more unpromotable, unappointable man now living in England than I. Literature also, the miscellaneous place of refuge, seems done here, unless you will take the Devil's wages for it; which one does not incline to do.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • What were you kicked out for? or were you just so unpromotable that you left so bitter and twisted?

    Army Rumour Service

  • What were you kicked out for? or were you just so unpromotable that you left so bitter and twisted? auxie:

    Army Rumour Service

  • Silcock added: "" If an artist became uninsurable they would almost become unpromotable.

    News @U2

  • Or it’s a deliberate and petty maneuvre to make the incoming Democratic Congress waste their 1-year testing period prior to the 2008 wind-up on prosaic, unpromotable budgetary issues instead of concentrating on the Democratic agenda points.

    Waldo Jaquith - Republicans hit Congress’ ejection-seat button.

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