(a) pathetic excuse for something

a pathetic/poor/sad/excuse for something informal phrase
someone or something that is of very bad quality

We have a failing economy and a pathetic excuse for a President.

Thesaurus: something that is of very bad qualitysynonym
Main entry: excuse

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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