a no-win situation

a no-win situation

a condition in which all possible results are bad for the people involved If she doesn't do anything, the North Side will be unhappy, and if she does do something, the South Side will be unhappy. Either way she's in a no-win situation.
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a no-win situation

a difficult situation in which whatever happens the result will be bad for the people involved I'm in a no-win situation here. Whatever I do, I'm going to annoy someone. (American)
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6222 can place both the partner and the partnership in a no-win situation if a partnership disagrees with the partnership on the proper reporting of partnership items.