Definition of lose-lose in English:


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  • Of or denoting a situation which is disadvantageous or damaging to all those involved: he even gets his way in what would clearly be a lose-lose situation
    More example sentences
    • The current council tax system leads to a lose-lose situation.
    • The police knows it's in a lose-lose situation.
    • So I was in a win-win / lose-lose situation whatever happened.

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