win or lose

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of win or lose

: whether one succeeds or fails
  • Win or lose, we'll give it our best effort.

Word by Word Definitions

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

lose play
  1. : to bring to destruction

  2. : damn

  3. : to miss from one's possession or from a customary or supposed place


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