a sad sack

a sad sack
well-meaning, but unable to accomplish

"If you assign this task to Andy, it won't be done. He's a sad sack."

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  • sad-sack — adj, always used before a noun a sad sack team a sad sack performance • • • Main Entry: ↑sad sack …   Useful english dictionary

  • sad sack — ☆ sad sack n. [shortened < mil. slang “sad sack of shit”] Slang a person who means well but is incompetent, ineffective, etc. and is consistently in trouble …   English World dictionary

  • sad sack — sad sack, adj. Slang. a pathetically inept person, esp. a soldier, who continually blunders in spite of good intentions. [after the cartoon character created in 1942 by U.S. cartoonist George Baker (1915 75)] * * * …   Universalium

  • sad sack — sad′ sack n. a pathetically inept person • Etymology: after the cartoon character created in 1942 by U.S. cartoonist George Baker (1915–75) …   From formal English to slang

  • Sad Sack — The Sad Sack is an American fictional comic strip and comic book character created by Sgt. George Baker during World War II. Set in the United States Army, Sad Sack depicted an otherwise unnamed, lowly private experiencing some of the absurdities …   Wikipedia

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  • sad sack — n. a sad person; a listless or depressed person. □ Tom always looks like such a sad sack. □ Who is that sad sack moping in the corner? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sad sack — n. (slang) (AE) inept person a hopeless sad sack * * * [ˌsæd sæk] (slang) (AE) [ inept person ] a hopeless sad sack …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sad sack — noun Date: 1943 an inept person; especially an inept soldier • sad sack adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sad-sack — adjective see sad sack …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sad sack — See a sad sack …   English idioms

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