(you're) damned if you do and damned if you don't

Definition of (you're) damned if you do and damned if you don't

informal
used to say that in a specific situation a person can be blamed or considered wrong no matter what he or she does

Word by Word Definitions

you're play
  1. : you are

damned play
  1. : damnable

  2. : complete, utter

  3. : extraordinary

  1. : extremely, very

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

don't play
  1. : do not

  2. : does not

  1. : a command or entreaty not to do something


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