When you have been trickedinto buying something worthless you have been sold a lemon.
When you say thatsomething is a lemon it implies that it is useless because it fails to workproperly.
“Promod has a car which is real lemon.““I wouldn’t borrow Madhavan’s VCR. It’s a lemon.““Rajeev bought a radio last month. It’s turned out to be a real lemon”. “Worthless” is the meaning of the word `lemon’ in AmericanEnglish. In British English, it’s people who are referred to as a lemon. Theword is used in informal contexts to mean a silly person”
“. I felt such a lemon when I tripped over the carpet. “
“Many of the students think that the Dean is a bit of a lemon”
. “Usha has no intentions of meeting that lemon Ganpat.