One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Without qualities that attract sales; not marketable.
- ‘Nobody could have foreseen that Jay's termination would garner so much publicity in the industry, rendering him unmarketable and unemployed until the day of his death.’
- ‘My question is… not having a place to go to college next year, and with my main and totally unmarketable selling point being the ability to write, I find myself totally without a place to land.’
- ‘Because the missing ingredient, the unmarketable bit, is the person's mind.’
- ‘Many services provided within private households are considered by many cultures to be unmarketable.’
- ‘Many of you have heard or experienced the pantheon of paid advertisements - so called ‘infomercials’ - that appear regularly on stations trying to rid themselves of essentially worthless and unmarketable air time.’
- ‘No real method has been established for unmarketable securities.’
- ‘The hijackers drove without proper licences, violated immigration rules, left a plane sitting on an active runway and developed the unmarketable skill of knowing only how to make turns with a jumbo jet, not how to land it.’
- ‘He used to record for Decca until they declared him unmarketable.’
- ‘If a pound was collected every time a promoter emerged without a proper mantle (or at the very least, a forgettable, unmarketable, rubbish one) then world poverty could be eradicated immediately.’
- ‘It attacks the large quantities of unmarketable fish that are discarded at sea, and describes how mammals and birds get accidentally tangled up in nets and drown.’
- ‘These are species other than the ones the farmers are raising, or they may be small, unmarketable fish of the same species.’
- ‘Recall the earlier example of the pharmaceutical companies that find only 1 of 1,000 compounds turn into a marketable drug; if they had no canceled projects they would either have 999 unmarketable drugs or no drugs at all.’
- ‘For example, codling moth larvae do not consume much of the apple that they infest, but they cause great esthetic damage by their presence and can render produce unmarketable.’
- ‘Because of their location these trees could make it to a wider market only with considerable transportation costs which made them unmarketable outside of the general area.’
- ‘Undeniably an artistic triumph, it was also their bleakest album since Pornography, and the record label considered it almost unmarketable.’
- ‘‘Too often, film or television projects from well-intentioned Christians are unmarketable, poorly executed and scarred with red flags that signify the work of an amateur,’ Hickox says.’
- ‘They and others were obviously quite unmarketable, so for every parrot sold many are discarded as unwanted and left to die.’
- ‘It languished in post-production for nearly a year; British Lion and its new Managing Director, Michael Deeley, considered the finished film overlong and unmarketable.’
- ‘So basically what I think would be a great series is undoable, unmarketable and lacks wide appeal.’
- ‘Not exactly ‘guilty,’ but definitely not off the hook, either - despite good production values and a good heart, Spirit of Wonder is dull, boring, and in the court's opinion, completely unmarketable.’
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