(a) mug's game

(a) mug's game
a mug’s game informal phrase
used for saying that something is stupid or dangerous and you should not get involved in it
Thesaurus: stupid ideas or behavioursynonym
Main entry: mug

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a ˈmug's game idiom
(disapproving, especially BrE) an activity that is unlikely to be successful or make a profit
Main entry:mugidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mug's game — noun Date: 1910 a profitless or futile activity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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