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Mobile phones or things without any chance or success (2-6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

no-hopers

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'without any chance or success' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I cannot judge whether this works.

'mobile phones or' is the wordplay.
'mobile' is an anagram indicator.
'phones'+'or'='phonesor'
'phonesor' with letters rearranged gives 'NO-HOPERS'.

'things' is the link.

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(Another definition for no-hopers that I've seen is " People expected to fail".)

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