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no-win

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌnəʊˈwɪn/ us    /ˌnoʊ-/ informal
A no-win set of conditions is one in which whatever happens there will be an unhappy and unsuccessful result: to be in a no-win situation
Translations of “no-win”
in Spanish sin ganadores…
in French situation oû il n’y a rien à gagner…
in German gewinnlos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 註定失敗的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 注定失败的…
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