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English definition of “wash”

wash

noun [C usually singular] (EVEN SITUATION)    /wɒʃ/ US  /wɑːʃ/ US
an event or situation in which positive and negative things balance each other: If pollution controls are enforced here, the factories will move to where they're allowed to pollute , so it'll be a wash as far as clear air goes.Balance and imbalance
(Definition of wash noun (EVEN SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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