English version

be on a hiding to nothing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on a hiding to nothingbe on a hiding to nothingBritish English informalWASTE something to be completely wasting your time trying to do something hiding
Examples from the Corpus
be on a hiding to nothingBut he was on a hiding to nothing really.Time was never called and the tide was soon to discover it was on a hiding to nothing.
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