on a hiding to nothing

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Definition of on a hiding to nothing

British, informal
: on the way to failure : certain to fail

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“On a hiding to nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20hiding%20to%20nothing. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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