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cut one's losses

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cut one's losses

verb phrase

To make the best compromise in a losing siuation; salvage or extricate at least something: You'd better sell right now and cut your losses


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with cut one's losses

cut one's losses

Withdraw from a losing situation, as in They decided to close down the unprofitable branch and cut their losses . This expression uses cut in the sense of “reduce” (also see cut down , def. 2).
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