a drug in the market

a drug in the market
(a drug in (или on) the market)
1) неходкий товар, товар, на который нет спроса; залежалый товар

Lace veils are a drug in the market. (Suppl) — Кружевные вуалетки нынче не в моде.

2) человек, который не может найти применения своим способностям; что-л. не находящее себе применения

You see, he feels it's a man's business to work and if he can't work he may lust as well be dead. He can't bear his feeling of being a drug in the market... (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Razor's Edge’, ch. IV) — Видите ли, Грей считает, что человек должен работать, а если не может, то ему лучше умереть. Ему невыносима мысль, что он выбыл из игры.

Golightly (with a smile): "Well, you made your love too cheap, my dear. You should have let your husband beg for it, and you made it a drug in the market..." (W. S. Maugham, ‘Penelope’, act III) — Голайтли (с улыбкой): "Вы продешевили свою любовь, моя дорогая. Ваш муж должен добиваться вашей любви, а вы с ней навязываетесь..."

The rises and falls in the stock market of literature deserve more study than they have received... What were the subtle causes which led, quite lately, to the rise in Donne, after he had lain for two hundred years a drug on the market? (L. Strachey, ‘Literary Essays’, ‘The Old Comedy’) — Литературоведы должны уделять больше внимания взлетам и падениям на фондовой бирже изящной словесности... Какие таинственные причины привели недавно к столь сильному повышению акций Джона Донна, чьи сочинения двести лет пылились на полках?


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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