hiding to nothing

hiding to nothing

A difficult situation that is unlikely to result in success. Primarily heard in UK. I'm on a hiding to nothing right now trying to persuade my teacher to give me an extra credit assignment.
See also: hide, nothing
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St Mirren full-back Liam Smith admits referee Craig Charleston was on a hiding to nothing following a raft of controversial calls in the game with Dunfermline.
SAINTS were on a bit of a hiding to nothing in our game against Hull last Friday.
CHRIS EVANS was always on a hiding to nothing presenting the new series of Top Gear and he did get that hiding.
Polling suggests he's on a hiding to nothing, despite the warm reaction he gets.
WE LOVE ENTERTAINMENT PIERS MORGAN'S LIFE STORIES (ITV, 9pm) ALWAYS on a mission to make his interview subjects cry, Piers looks to be on a hiding to nothing with actor Timothy West.
If they make basic errors, as they have for much of the season, they will be on a hiding to nothing.
Always on a hiding to nothing and support would have been nice Support for the former manager from the Villa legend mattletiss7 Wow, this episode of tipping point is painful A short rest from all that preparation for Soccer Saturday leaves Matt Le Tissier shouting at his telly joey7barton Good news on Chris Ramsey.
When a nation has to teach children its native language before it can educate them, the teaching profession is on a hiding to nothing, and the country on the piste of ignominy.
But as Clive tries the "good cop" approach with Jason offering the support to get a job you sense he's on a hiding to nothing.
30pm BBC One) LINDA was on a hiding to nothing yesterday when she asked the Minute Mart if they sold aphrodisiacs.
It looked like the Lambs were on a hiding to nothing after the first half as it took just 11 minutes for the visiting side to make their height advantage count when a corner form the right was nodded on by Earl Davis allowing Shaun Whalley to steal in at the far post ahead of team mate Tony Gray and nod home the opener.
Ugo, on the other hand, was on a hiding to nothing because it offered neither the scale to support and supply a dedicated supply chain, nor the capital to negotiate discount prices on favourable enough terms.
But Redknapp's family and friends think he would be on a hiding to nothing and he has already raised concerns himself.
And Moore said: "We were on a hiding to nothing in this one but we made heavy weather of it.
NEW BRIGHTON know they could be on a hiding to nothing this Saturday when they visit Warrington in South Lancashire/Cheshire One League.