hiding to nothing

Hiding to nothing
If people are on a hiding to nothing, their schemes and plans have no chance of succeeding. 'Hiding to nowhere' is an alternative.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hiding to nothing —    If people are on a hiding to nothing, their schemes and plans have no chance of succeeding. Hiding to nowhere is an alternative.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • hiding to nothing — noun A situation in which victory has little or no value, but defeat has a huge cost …   Wiktionary

  • hiding to nothing, on a —  Doomed to failure …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • on a hiding to nothing — (informal) In a situation in which one is bound to lose, in spite of all one s efforts • • • Main Entry: ↑hide * * * on a hiding to nothing british phrase in a situation where you will not gain very much if you succeed, but will lose a lot if you …   Useful english dictionary

  • be on a hiding to nothing — ► be on a hiding to nothing Brit. be unlikely to succeed. Main Entry: ↑hiding …   English terms dictionary

  • be on a hiding to nothing — British, informal to be in a situation where it is impossible to succeed. We were on a hiding to nothing trying to get more money out of the government …   New idioms dictionary

  • on a hiding to nothing — British in a situation where you will not gain very much if you succeed, but will lose a lot if you fail As overwhelming favourites, Manchester United are on a hiding to nothing …   English dictionary

  • be on a hiding to nothing — Brit. be unlikely to succeed. → hiding …   English new terms dictionary

  • be on a hiding to nothing — Brit. be unlikely to succeed, or be unlikely to gain much advantage if one does …   Useful english dictionary

  • hiding — Ⅰ. hiding [1] ► NOUN 1) a physical beating. 2) informal a severe defeat. ● be on a hiding to nothing Cf. ↑be on a hiding to nothing ORIGIN from HIDE …   English terms dictionary

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