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Can’t Cut the Mustard

DEFINITION

Failure. Someone who isn’t adequate enough to compete or participate. Incapable. No up to the job at hand.  Does not do a good job.

“After three months we had to let the manager go because he was over  his head running the office and just couldn’t cut the mustard.”

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