a counsel of despair

a counsel of despair

an action to be taken when all else fails.
2003 Guardian This is not a counsel of despair. The argument in favour of the euro can be won, as Winning From Behind, a pamphlet published today by Britain in Europe, argues.
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Is this not a counsel of despair that plays right into the tendency of some educators to say, "We're doing all that should be expected of us, given the kids we're being sent from the homes they're being sent from, so stop demanding more from us?