Idioms about loss
- at less than cost; at a financial loss.
- in a state of bewilderment or uncertainty; puzzled; perplexed: We are completely at a loss for an answer to the problem.
Origin of loss
OTHER WORDS FROM losspre·loss, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH losslose, loss
How to use loss in a sentence
Hurricane Ike, a Category 4 storm that hit Houston in 2008, caused about $20 billion in insured losses in today’s dollars.Insurers are getting nervous as Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm|Jeremy Kahn|August 26, 2020|Fortune
That compared to a loss of $15 million on revenue of $28 million in the same period a year earlier.Asana files for direct listing amid slew of software IPOs|Verne Kopytoff|August 24, 2020|Fortune
A significant portion of these losses was attributed to the shutdown of on-site sales from tasting rooms and other on-premise sales.Craft distillers have lost out on more than $700 million in sales because of the pandemic|Rachel King|August 20, 2020|Fortune
If you think about it, every metric on the ranking algorithm’s radar makes sense because it corresponds to the 6 key factors that determine Instagram ranking gains and losses.How to optimize for the Instagram algorithm in 2020|Julia Miashkova|August 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Unlike the Mystics, who will need to shift a variety of players into new roles to weather their losses, the Sparks have obvious solutions for the loss of both these players.
So do losses, such as the widespread legalization of same-sex marriage.
The rest of the losses came in Romney red states, plus purple North Carolina (where Sen. Kay Hagan lost by only 1.7 percent).
In a recent interview with NJTV, Booker called the Watershed, “one of the big policy losses that I had in Newark.”The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And my opinion is that each time we will see that, the losses will increase.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the losses that left virtually no American family untouched, the outcome of the war remained uncertain.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
In order not to weary your Majesty, I shall not dwell longer upon this, or spend time setting forth our losses.
The American losses were seven men wounded, none killed, and only slight damage to one vessel.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
With the sum thus realized, I say, you propose to make good the losses which the bank has suffered by your improvidence?
Besides immense losses in dead and wounded, he had to abandon two hundred and twenty cannon and all his supplies.
British Dictionary definitions for loss
- an occurrence of something that has been insured against, thus giving rise to a claim by a policyholder
- the amount of the resulting claim
- uncertain what to do; bewildered
- rendered helpless (for lack of something)at a loss for words
- at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)the business ran at a loss for several years
Word Origin for loss
Other Idioms and Phrases with loss
see at a loss; cut one's losses; dead loss.