-people in a group or organization who are not useful anymore and who need to be removed
1.When she took over the agency, she streamlined the operation by getting rid of a lot of DEAD WOOD.
2.We have to get rid of the DEAD WOOD that works in the company. There are some people that get a pay check to sit around and do nothing.
3.The company can save a lot of money, if they get rid of the DEAD WOOD.
4.I work with a lot of DEAD WOOD. I wish the boss would find them something to do.
5.There’s a lot of DEAD WOOD in the team which needs to be cleared out.
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