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Pyrrhic victory

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌpɪr.ɪkˈvɪk.tər.i/ us    /-tɚ-/
a victory that is not worth winning because the winner has lost so much in winning it: She won the court case, but it was a Pyrrhic victory because she had to pay so much in legal fees.
Translations of “Pyrrhic victory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以極大代價換取的勝利,得不償失的勝利…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以极大代价换取的胜利,得不偿失的胜利…
(Definition of Pyrrhic victory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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