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take a bath

Definition of take a bath in English:

informal Suffer a heavy financial loss: even though we got stuck in a rotten gold market, our readers didn’t take a bath
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  • It looks as if every kid in town is going splish, splash and the town's finances aren't even taking a bath.
  • Hong Kong and China shares took a bath yesterday as investors reacted negatively to rumours of a near-term interest rate increase by Beijing and renewed unrest in the Middle East.
  • As usual, this big shot walked away with a slick profit and a wink, while small investors and company employees took a bath.
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