Pyrrhic victory

noun

Definition of Pyrrhic victory

:a victory that is not worth winning because so much is lost to achieve it

Word by Word Definitions

pyrrhic play
  1. : a metrical foot consisting of two short or unaccented syllables

  1. : achieved at excessive cost

victory play
  1. : the overcoming of an enemy or antagonist

  2. : achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties


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