Definition of “you might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb” - English Dictionary

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“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 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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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