Informal Certain to end in failure or disappointment: trapped in a no-win situation. (adjective)
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Use "no-win" in a sentence
"He also wants to restrict the use of Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as no-win, no fee deals."
""But when they get sent convicts and other people like this that come out here at a point of a gun ... and they just come out here and act like total heathens and savages, it's just a no-win situation.""
"He treated this no-win second-leg tie against Real in isolation."