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English definition of “you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb”

you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb

UK saying
said to mean that because the punishment for a bad action and an even worse one will be the same, you have no reason not to do the worse one
(Definition of you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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