mug's game

a foolish, useless, or ill-advised venture.

1905–10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
As readers discover that buying books is actually a mug's game they will ask why they're paying high prices for middling content.
It's only a mug's game to vote in a one party state, then pretend.
He's a gentleman in a mug's game, and this is no time for gentlemen.
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