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A Lemon

The phrase 'A lemon' typically describes a second hand vehicle that, once purchased, ends up having plenty of flaws.

Examples in use:

”My brothers' car is a lemon. He spends half of his weekend fixing his car.”

“It’s fine to look for a good deal; just be sure that you don’t end up buying a lemon.”

Interesting fact about A Lemon

Why would a juicy lemon relate to flawed merchandise? Because a lemon on its own is just a lump of sourness with a thick skin to boot.