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    Default Doubt about Idiomatic Expression

    I would like to know the meaning of the following expression:

    "Itīs just a Lemon !"

    Please, explain me when it can be used and give me some examples.

    thank you;

    best regards from Brazil.

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    Default Re: Doubt about Idiomatic Expression

    Used as an idiom, a "lemon" is something that is bad, or that is not worth anything.

    For example, if you buy what you think is a brand new car, but within the first week the muffler falls off and the engine keeps stalling and the brakes don't work properly, the mechanic would tell you "you got stuck with a real lemon!"

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