dead-end kid

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dead-end kid

A troubled kid, typically a male, who is seen as having limited future prospects. I'm worried about Mary dating a dead-end kid—what if he interferes with her plans to go off to college?
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dead-end kid

n. a youth with no future, usually a male. Frank was a dead-end kid from the day he was born.
See also: kid
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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