a drug on the market






a drug on the market

an unsaleable or valueless commodity

Drug in the sense o f a commodity for which there is no demand is recorded from the mid 17th century, but it is not clear from the word's history whether it is the same word as the medicinal substance.

1998 - Spectator - Merchant banks are a drug on the market these days.


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