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no-win situation meaning

  • Noun: no-win situation
    1. A situation in which a favourable outcome is impossible; you are bound to lose whatever you do

    Derived forms: no-win situations

    Type of: situation

    Encyclopedia: No-win situation


  • [American idiom]
    a situation where there is no correct or satisfactory solution.
    The general was too weak to fight and too proud to surrender. It was a no-win situation.
    The huge dog my father gave us as a gift eats too much. If we get rid of the dog, my father will be insulted. If we keep it, we will go broke buying food for it. This is a classic no-win situation.

  • [American slang]
    a situation where there is no correct or satisfactory solution.
      The general was too weak to fight and too proud to surrender. It was a no-win situation.
      The huge dog my father gave us as a gift eats too much. If we get rid of the dog, my father will be insulted. If we keep it, we will go broke buying food for it. This is a classic nowin situation.

Examples

  1. we had another no-win situation.

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