no-win


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Related to no-win: Lose-Lose Situation

no-win

(nō′wĭn′)
adj. Informal
Certain to end in failure or disappointment: trapped in a no-win situation.

no-win

adj
offering no possibility of a favourable outcome (esp in the phrase a no-win situation)

no′-win′



adj.
denoting a condition in which one cannot benefit, succeed, or win: a no-win situation.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.no-win - certain to end in failure and disappointment; "a no-win situation"
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
Translations

no-win

[ˈnəʊˈwɪn] ADJ a no-win situationuna situación imposible or sin salida

no-win

(ˈnou win) adjective
that both sides will lose from it. a no-win situation.
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The study also found that for every PS1 of compensation, another PS1 went to lawyers who brought cases - often on a no-win, no-fee basis.
POSTAL bosses are being urged to stamp out adverts for no-win, no-fee claims firms in its sub-post offices.
FORMER Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey insists his old boss Stuart McCall is in a no-win situation going into the Premiership play-offs.
Under the planned changes, known as the "Jackson reforms", insolvency litigation's exemption from a crackdown on no-win, nofee was slated to end in April, under the 2012 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Oenders Act.
He's in a no-win situation - unless he wins the Capital One Cup.
The government has also announced that, following a legal ruling, it will not be making any changes to the law around no-win no-fee deals involving mesothelioma cases at this time.
No, I think this is a publicity stunt to show who is boss of the moor and I am afraid the fair people are in a no-win situation with the Freemen.
But I do generally have concerns about the drain on the public bodies of no-win no-fee lawyers who promote their services for clients.
No-win no-fee has served injured people as a method of access to justice since 2000 and there is no evidence that I'm aware of that a recent increase in compensation payments is because of lawyers.
Meanwhile nearly pounds 200m has been pumped into a pot for NHS compensation payouts, the Department of Health said, because claims have increas sed in recent years as a result of no-win, no-fee lawyers.
Referral fees - which are incurred when a no-win, no-fee claim is passed between claims management firms, insurance companies and lawyers - have been blamed for the spiralling costs of motor insurance.
However, chief executive Henry Engelhardt said that the company was not immune to the rising level of no-win no-fee injury claims as higher payouts clipped profits growth to 27 per cent at pounds 160.