not be able to do something to save your life


not be able to do something to save your life
not be able to do something to save your life spoken phrase
to be very bad at doing something

She couldn’t play the piano to save her life!

Thesaurus: to be unable to do something wellsynonym
Main entry: save

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not be able to do sth to ˌsave your ˈlife idiom
(informal) to be completely unable to do sth

He can't interview people to save his life.

Main entry:saveidiom

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