This sounds like a no-brainer, especially for wealthy, high-profile men with so much to lose.
He got the bit between the teeth with Rebekah Brooks when she had a go at him and realized he had nothing to lose.
One hopes they will lose in court, but if they settle, may the punitive clobbering be profound—and cathartic.
Both Iran and Hizbullah will lose their most important ally in the Arab world.
The only road trip where you may happen to lose brain cells while watching.
I don't want to lose my job, not yet, before I've seen half the Fair.'
All time he think he no speak to her for fear he lose sight of elephant.
Labor is wealth, and if we lose a fourth of our time we are one-fourth poorer.
The "Law of Manu" can lose its authority where it is favorable to women!
Let me assure you that he is not mistaken when he declares that there is no time to lose.
Old English losian "be lost, perish," from los "destruction, loss," from Proto-Germanic *lausa- (cf. Old Norse los "the breaking up of an army;" Old English forleosan "to lose, destroy," Old Frisian forliasa, Old Saxon farliosan, Middle Dutch verliesen, Old High German firliosan, German verlieren), from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart, untie, separate" (cf. Sanskrit lunati "cuts, cuts off," lavitram "sickle;" Greek lyein "to loosen, untie, slacken," lysus "a loosening;" Latin luere "to loose, release, atone for, expiate").
Replaced related leosan (a class II strong verb whose past participle loren survives in forlorn and lovelorn), from Proto-Germanic *leusanan (cf. Old High German virliosan, German verlieren, Old Frisian urliasa, Gothic fraliusan "to lose").
Transitive sense of "to part with accidentally" is from c.1200. Meaning "fail to maintain" is from mid-15c. Meaning "to be defeated" (in a game, etc.) is from 1530s. Meaning "to cause (someone) to lose his way" is from 1640s. To lose (one's) mind "become insane" is attested from c.1500. To lose out "fail" is 1858, American English. Related: Lost; losing.
(MIT) 1. To fail. A program loses when it encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner.
2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky.
3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant).
4. Refers to something that is losing, especially in the phrases "That's a lose!" and "What a lose!"