lose-lose


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lose-lose

 (lo͞oz′lo͞oz′)
adj.
Of or being a situation in which the outcome is detrimental or disadvantageous to each of two often opposing sides.

lose′-lose′ n.
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The ex-international development secretary said her concerns that the Tory Party was morphing into Nigel Farage's Brexit Party had "come to pass", and said that the Prime Minister was offering the country a "lose-lose" situation by threatening a general election.
In order to prevent any additional costs, and to stop this situation from becoming a lose-lose one, the government needs to ensure the construction companies complete their job and the project is inaugurated quickly.
The conflict between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours -- Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain -- has become a "lose-lose situation" and threatens the security of the region, said Lulwah al Khater, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in Washington.
Werner HOYER, President of the EIB, spekaing at the press conference in Brussels BRUSSELS, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) Tuesday said Brexit will be a lose-lose situation for both the European Union and the UK but underlined that it is prepared for the Brexit.
But since the government has ordered to stop the operation, it has become a lose-lose equation.
Speaking on the last day of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Yi Gang warned that the stakes could hardly be higher and cautioned that a clash between the world's two biggest economies was a "lose-lose" situation.
Policy makers have learnt protectionism is a lose-lose situation.
There is a real danger of this being a lose-lose for education and specifically the children under the flyover.
These lose-lose decisions always feel the hardest, obviously, because you dont see any courses of action you like but inaction leaves you stuck in the limbo of facing an unwanted choice.
Villeroy said, 'Unilateral deregulation would be nothing less than a lose-lose scenario with serious consequences for the stability of the global financial system - we would be paving the way for the next financial crisis - as well as the competitive landscape for US, Japanese and European banks.'