A situation certain to end in failure or disappointment, as in If the in-laws visit them or they visit the in-laws, either way they see it as a no-win situation. [c. 1960]
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Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
Her slight miscalculation of how to fix the situation leads to her driving around the gas pump.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.
The real experience has a magnetism of its own and will win above mere technicality whenever it has the opportunity.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Great preparations had been made, and the success must have been perfect to win so general and hearty a commendation.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley