can't win

Definition of can't win

informal
used to say that success is not possible for someone in a particular situation
  • I feel like I can't win. Nothing I do seems to make any difference.
  • You can't win when you're dealing with someone so unreasonable.

Word by Word Definitions

can't play
  1. : can not

win play
  1. : to get possession of by effort or fortune

  2. : to obtain by work : earn

  3. : to gain in or as if in battle or contest

  1. : victory


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