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loser

Bridge a card that will not take a trick

loser

(jargon)
An unexpectedly bad situation, program, programmer, or person. Someone who habitually loses. (Even winners can lose occasionally). Someone who knows not and knows not that he knows not. Emphatic forms are "real loser", "total loser", and "complete loser" (but not **"moby loser", which would be a contradiction in terms).

See luser.
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RAK Hospital, in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention in Ras Al Khaimah, are hosting the 'RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge'.
The Daily Herald is accepting applications for both the Fittest Loser Challenge and the Fittest Loser At Work Challenge through Jan.
Also in the clip, the six contestants who will be featured in "The Big Fat Truth" shared some details about how they gained their weight back since leaving "The Biggest Loser.
There are two all-Division Four pairings in Round 1A while Derry get the chance to bounce back from their humbling by Tyrone with a home tie against the losers of Sunday's Louth-Meath derby.
To ensure that the participants accomplish the results they're looking for, the Losers Challenge 2013 concentrates on losing weight, improving their fitness, learning the nuances of nutrition, and refreshing their minds within a controlled environment.
Like the Huddersfield-Wigan game, the loser of the Warrington game will have a second life.
Game 2: 2nd v 3rd (Winners to Week 3, Losers to Week 2).
The loser goes to the centre of the stage where all the girls say goodbye, while she removes her Dorothy shoes which are returned to Lloyd Webber.
The picture is quite different for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom half of all Americans identify as a political loser.
Alison Schmidt, the school district's nurse, is behind the Big Loser District Challenge, a contest she came up with before the winter holidays.
In Big Winners and Big Losers, Alfred Marcus compares the 3% of firms that outperform their industry's average stock market performance for 10 years with the 6% that consistently under-perform.
And the biggest loser of all is the Sikh community itself which, for the sake of stopping a play which would have been seen by at most a couple of thousand theatrebuffs, has got itself portrayed to television viewers around the world as a bunch of lawless thugs.