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    #1

    broken, flailing

    What do those two in red mean in the context?

    In truth, job-seeking Americans were the losers. Instead of JPMorgan Chase's billions being used as capital to back the next Apple or Google, the money went into the pockets of bureaucrats, funding broken websites and flailing bureaucracies.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: broken, flailing

    In the context above, both words are used figuratively; broken means in poor condition and flailing means without a sure direction.
    Are you familiar with OneLook Dictionary?

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    Re: broken, flailing

    Thank you for the answer.

    No. I've never used the dictionary.

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    Re: broken, flailing

    Everybody should bookmark OneLook.com.

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