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English definition of “you've got nothing to lose”

you've got nothing to lose

(also what have you got to lose?) informal
used to say that you cannot make things worse, or cause any disadvantages for yourself by doing a particular thing: Why don't you take the job? You've got nothing to lose.
(Definition of you've got nothing to lose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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