lost cause

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a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable

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Those Monaco talks suggest Mancini believed he would be sacked if City did not win the title last term, and with the Champions League already looking a lost cause, the Italian must imagine that anything less than another title triumph will cost him his job.
This follows on from another lost cause, where costs were also ordered against the same council, namely the abortive fight to stop a Sainsbury's store at Park Crescent, Barry.
Enduring legacy; rhetoric and ritual of the lost cause.
With NCW member Alka Lamba disclosing the victim's identity ( she was taken off the fact- finding team for this) and the CM going one step ahead, it seems sensitivity is a lost cause in India.
Adherents to the Lost Cause theory cast Grant in the role of butcher in a bloody martial play who only won through attrition, devoid of any plan other than to continually pound his opponent to submission.
LOAN signing Mathew Gill reckons the relegation battle in which he has landed at Walsall is far from a lost cause.
Summary: Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins state visit to the US, aiming to convince Americans that his country is not a lost cause.
Sir Mark Prescott's charge ran very green on her debut, and by the time she got her act together the race was a lost cause and she finished a well beaten seventh.
O'Neill's team were trailing 1-0 before Nigel Reo-Coker chased a lost cause to pounce on an error from keeper Uros Golubovic to level.
The sooner that Gordon Brown accepts that Afghanistan is a lost cause, as is Iraq, then the better for all concerned - not least the British nation.
In view of China's dash to embrace the worst aspects of capitalist development (short term planning, the dismal execution of building projects and wholescale razing of historic structures), this might seem like a laughably lost cause, but amid the hubris and chaos a number of talented young Chinese architects and urbanists are trying valiantly to nurture a sense of responsibility towards culture, society and the built environment.
While many major headlines bemoaned the recession, the newsletter's take went against the current: the economy wasn't a lost cause, and a recovery wasn't just wishful thinking.
Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South (New York, 1987); and Charles Reagan Wilson, Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 (Athens, 1980), especially chapter 1.
Many have still not given up the lost cause of asserting that Iraq's new constitution will bring a wave of freedom for Iraqis and peoples across the Middle East.