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Meaning of “you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb” in the English Dictionary

"you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb" in British English

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

UK saying said to ​mean that because the ​punishment for a ​badaction and an ​evenworse 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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