dead on arrival

dead on arrival
 Not viable. Frequently, the president’s budget plan is declared “dead on arrival” by the opposition party in Congress. In medicine, “dead on arrival” refers to the patient’s condition when reaching the hospital.

American business jargon. 2014.

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