Those of us whose grandparents did come from somewhere between Minsk and Vienna also lose out.
It made the final of the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, only to lose out to West Germany and Argentina, respectively.
But will the “mancovery” story have legs, or will it lose out to the “richer sex” narrative?
Which parts did you lose out on because you looked older than your age?
But while I was making a little money in Russelville, I lose out on some big money, account some white folks beat me to it.
By God, he would not lose out after all these years of fighting.
One may be faithful to the meaning as construed from the dictionary, and lose out in class too.
I been keeping an ace in the hole in case we should lose out on the appeal.
I don't want to lose out, for it means something to me if I win.
"But I'll not see her lose out," he added, with a return of the gambler's phrase.
Old English losian "be lost, perish," from los "destruction, loss," from Proto-Germanic *lausa- (cf. Old Norse los "the breaking up of an army;" Old English forleosan "to lose, destroy," Old Frisian forliasa, Old Saxon farliosan, Middle Dutch verliesen, Old High German firliosan, German verlieren), from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart, untie, separate" (cf. Sanskrit lunati "cuts, cuts off," lavitram "sickle;" Greek lyein "to loosen, untie, slacken," lysus "a loosening;" Latin luere "to loose, release, atone for, expiate").
Replaced related leosan (a class II strong verb whose past participle loren survives in forlorn and lovelorn), from Proto-Germanic *leusanan (cf. Old High German virliosan, German verlieren, Old Frisian urliasa, Gothic fraliusan "to lose").
Transitive sense of "to part with accidentally" is from c.1200. Meaning "fail to maintain" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to be defeated" (in a game, etc.) is from 1530s. Meaning "to cause (someone) to lose his way" is from 1640s. To lose (one's) mind "become insane" is attested from c.1500. To lose out "fail" is 1858, American English. Related: Lost; losing.