Meaning of “be on a hiding to nothing” in the English Dictionary

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"be on a hiding to nothing" in British English

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be on a hiding to nothing

UK informal

to be trying to do something when there is no chance that you will succeed

(Definition of “be on a hiding to nothing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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