no-win situation


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Noun1.no-win situation - a situation in which a favorable outcome is impossible; you are bound to lose whatever you do
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
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no-win situation

nverzwickte Situation (in der man so oder so nicht gewinnen kann); it’s a no-win situationwie mans macht ists falsch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

no-win situation

[ˌnəʊwɪnsɪtjʊˈeɪʃn] n to be in a no-win situationaver perso in partenza
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All the sharp criticism of the Fed in advance of the Wednesday meeting from Trump, Navarro, Gundlach, and Druckenmiller/Warsh risks boxing the Fed into a no-win situation, not very appetizing to investors if they hike or relent, but perhaps better if they do both.
When it comes to voting for a candidate who tries to cheat on his tax responsibility until he gets caught or an ineffective candidate for governor, we, the voters and the state are in a no-win situation. However, my vote would never go to Pritzker regardless of any endorsement.
The council worker found himself in a no-win situation.
It's really a no-win situation for the manager who will be expected to treat the sellout crowd to a Europa League rout.
Betts (above), who left out seven regulars, said: "It was a no-win situation for us.
"It's a no-win situation at Bournemouth because everyone expects us to win," added the 28-year-old.
This is a no-win situation for the employees and the customers, who may end up going to area stores either in their towns or one to two towns away.
In other news, Fatboy's caught in a no-win situation when Tamwar finds him with the empty University Fund tin and Masood is only too happy for poor Fats to take the blame.
'The consequences are dramatic and negative for iconic species that governments have signed legislation to protect, yet the wildlife is continually being squeezed into a no-win situation,' said lead author Joel Berger of the WCS and the University of Montana.
ALWAYS GOING TO BE CONTENTIOUS HOWEVER TERMED, A NO-WIN SITUATION" - Former England and Lions captain Will Carling| "WARREN WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS, BUT SHOULD NOT HAVE SINGLED ANYONE OUT" - Australia great Michael Lynagh
Houston said: "We've been drumming it into the players all week that they're in a no-win situation in this match.
But yesterday he said: "Whatever you do with the passport thing is a no-win situation." He explained that Team Sky doctors believe critics would "scrutinize it and say it's too stable, or it's too up and down, or too this, or too that.