Definition of 'washout'
Example sentences containing 'washout'
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The first half was a total and utter washout. The Sun (2011)But the first day is a total washout. Times, Sunday Times (2009)BRITAIN'S washout summer was yesterday declared the wettest for 100 years. The Sun (2012)Last year was a complete washout with few show-stopping performances and some disastrous technical problems. The Sun (2008)This summer is turning into another washout, the fifth successive wet summer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The film is no masterpiece, but nor is it a total washout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will not be a total washout for Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This summer seems to have been written off as another washout, but was it really so bad? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Does this mean that we are heading for another washout summer, just in time for the school holidays? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The village is sheltered by gentle hills and seems immune from much of the washout summer that has afflicted Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The pound has plummeted, the summer was a washout and your house is now worth less than your shed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may feel as if this summer has been a complete washout, but far worse has happened in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many people face a washout. The Sun (2008)Last summer was a washout. The Sun (2013)After such an abysmal summer it hardly seemed that the weather could get much worse, but the weekend was yet another great washout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We had a washout summer, followed by a winter that was so wet half the country was turned into a gigantic boating lake. The Sun (2014)August was always going to be difficult, up against hot weather and good trading a year before and containing the washout summer bank holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a complete washout and another high-profile failure will not reflect well on Woodward. The Sun (2016)Thankfully, it isn't a total washout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The country's first spell of sunny spring weather will be in stark contrast to yesterday 's washout. The Sun (2012)The summer rains in Britain may feel like a complete washout, but they look puny compared with elsewhere in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)THREE lonely lifeguards keep watch on a deserted beach - with no one to rescue during yesterday 's holiday washout. The Sun (2006)If summer sun is supposed to turn thoughts to romance, this year 's washout must be making the unattached feel as downcast as the overcast skies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After years of washout summers, this should all come as a welcome relief, but does hot weather really make for a good mood across the nation? Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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