win-win


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win-win

(wĭn′wĭn′)
adj.
1. Beneficial to each of two often opposing groups: a win-win proposition for the buyer and the seller.
2. Beneficial regardless of the outcome: "Even if you don't win your debate, you will come away from the experience better informed than when you started. It's a win-win situation" (Sandra Choron and Harry Choron).

win′-win′ n.

win-win

adj
guaranteeing a favourable outcome for everyone involved: a win-win situation for NATO.
[C20: modelled on no-win]
Translations

win-win

(win win) adjective
that both sides will benefit from it: a win-win situation.
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