They harbour delusions of adequacy when they are quite clearly not fit for purpose.
What does DOA stand for?
DOA stands for Delusions of Adequacy (band)
This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
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We have 134 other meanings of DOA in our Acronym Attic
- Deed of Agreement (contract)
- Defective on Arrival
- Defenders of Azeroth (gaming guild)
- Degenerate Overclockers Anonymous
- Degenerative Osteoarthritis
- Degree of Actuation (machine science)
- Degree of Angle
- Delegation Of Authority
- Delegation Option Authorization
- DeLorean Owners Association
- Demande d'Opérations AFNIC (Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération; French: Request for Operations AFNIC)
- Den of Angels (web forum)
- Den of Assassins (gaming clan)
- Denial of Access
- Denial of Age
- Denrée d'Origine Animale (French: Food of Animal Origin)
- Department of Accounts
- Department of Administration (Montana)
- Department Of Agriculture
- Department of Airports
Samples in periodicals archive:
HOUSE president Marios Garoyian is another member of our ruling elite whose delusions of adequacy, this week, developed into full-blown delusions of grandeur.
There are many brilliant dismissive asides about an opponent: He had delusions of adequacy Walter Kerr He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire Winston Churchill I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure Clarence Darrow.
But any delusions of adequacy were shattered by a lightning attack that left Ipswich another goal up and the visitors a man down.
Manage-ment begins to suffer from delusions of adequacy, while the business quietly underperforms and loses market share and customers.
Fergie still refers to Wenger as "old vinegar face", while the Frenchman delights in tweaking a Glaswegian tail with jibes about prettier wives and delusions of adequacy.
For many of us, it's not a third world health service we endure; it's third-rate minds with delusions of adequacy much nearer home.
Byline: Nicholas Godfrey ANY incipient delusions of adequacy were powerfully dispelled this week by someone who told me that he was looking forward to my next offering.