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no-win

[noh-win] /ˈnoʊˈwɪn/
adjective, Informal.
1.
denoting a condition in which one cannot benefit, succeed, or win:
a no-win situation; a no-win war.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for no-win

no-win

adjective
1.
offering no possibility of a favourable outcome (esp in the phrase a no-win situation)
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Word Origin and History for no-win
adj.

1962, in reference to a situation where victory is impossible, from no + win.

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Slang definitions & phrases for no-win

no-win

adjective

Impossible to win; hopeless: This tax business is a no-win situation/ Furious Volley in a No-Win Match


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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