have nothing to lose


have nothing to lose
have nothing to lose phrase
if you have nothing to lose, you can try something because even if you fail it will not make your situation any worse, but you might gain if you succeed

Figuring they had nothing to lose, they decided to audition for the show.

Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym
Main entry: lose

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be in a situation that is so bad that even if an action or undertaking is unsuccessful, it cannot make it any worse

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lose — W1S1 [lu:z] v past tense and past participle lost [lɔst US lo:st] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(stop having attitude/quality etc)¦ 2¦(not win)¦ 3¦(cannot find something)¦ 4¦(stop having something)¦ 5¦(death)¦ 6¦(money)¦ 7 have nothing to lose 8¦(time)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lose — [ luz ] (past tense and past participle lost [ lɔst ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 stop having something ▸ 2 be unable to find ▸ 3 not win ▸ 4 have less than before ▸ 5 when someone dies ▸ 6 no longer see/hear etc. ▸ 7 not have body part ▸ 8 stop having… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lose — [[t]lu͟ːz[/t]] ♦ loses, losing, lost 1) VERB If you lose a contest, a fight, or an argument, you do not succeed because someone does better than you and defeats you. [V n] A C Milan lost the Italian Cup Final... [V n] The government lost the… …   English dictionary

  • lose — /lu:z/ verb past tense and past participle lost /lst/ 1 NOT HAVE ANY MORE (T) to stop having something that is important to you or that you need: I can t afford to lose my job, I have a family to support. | I lost a lot of money on that deal. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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