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mug's game

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  1. mug's gamenoun

    a futile or unprofitable endeavor


  1. mug's game

    A mug's game is a British idiom used to describe an activity, task, or scheme that is considered foolish, not beneficial, or is stacked against one's success. It often refers to an endeavor that wastes one's time, resources, or efforts with little to no chance of a productive outcome. The term originates from "mug" being British slang for a foolish or gullible person.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mug's game in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mug's game in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    A elan
    B leaven
    C muddle
    D brasserie

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