be on a hiding to nothing

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be on a hiding to nothing

slang To be likely to fail; to be in a futile situation. Primarily heard in UK. You're on a hiding to nothing if you think you're going to get a raise out of the boss.
See also: hide, nothing, on

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.
See also: hide, nothing, on