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[win-win] /ˈwɪnˈwɪn/
advantageous to both sides, as in a negotiation:
a win-win proposal; a win-win situation.
Origin of win-win
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for win-win
  • But such arrangements aren't always win-win situations.
  • But few program changes are entirely win-win, and this was no exception.
  • With each update freely available, it's a win-win for all concerned.
  • Neighbours cooperate to control the disease in one country and prevent it from spreading into the other-a win-win situation.
  • Jobs created, streams revitalized, native plants saved-a win-win-win.
  • From my perspective, it seems to be a win-win for both parties involved.
  • Those sold on tabletop tablets say they're a win-win.
British Dictionary definitions for win-win


guaranteeing a favourable outcome for everyone involved: a win-win situation for NATO
Word Origin
C20: modelled on no-win
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for win-win



A habitual drunkard, esp a derelict who drinks cheap wine; stumblebum: a couple of ''winos'' who had been drinking cheap sherry in the bar/ patronized largely by vagrants, winos, dehorns, grifters (1900s+ Hoboes)

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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