Left a lot to be desired

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Definition

(this essay) leaves a lot to be desired: (this essay) is poor, inadequate, insufficient, needs improvement
idiom

Examples

  • "Your teaching methods do leave a bit to be desired."
  • "Although all these modes of transport leave a lot to be desired, I believe that the train option is the least likely to make you want to commit suicide."

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