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leave much to be desired
To be very inadequate or unsatisfactory; to lack a large amount of what is desired or required. The film has a very interesting premise, but the final product leaves much to be desired. I wasn't expecting a huge amount from a budget hostel, but this place leaves much to be desired nonetheless.
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leave much (or a lot) to be desiredbe highly unsatisfactory.
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Certainly not: I'm not blaming anyone, much less you.
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