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you can't win

Slang definitions & phrases for you can't win

you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs

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One must sometimes do evil or cause damage and inconvenience to accomplish good; the end justifies the means

[1898+; in the form ''an omelet cannot be made without breaking eggs'' found by 1859]


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 you can't win

you can't win

Also, you just can't win. Whatever one does is wrong or not enough, as in Every time I block one of the woodchuck's holes, I find another; you just can't win. [ First half of 1900s ]
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