winner takes all

idiom

used to say that the winner of a round will win the whole contest

Examples of winner takes all in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good polling is accurate within a range, and that range’s importance is magnified in politics versus commercial applications because, in politics, the winner takes all. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 26 May 2023

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“Winner takes all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winner%20takes%20all. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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