heads I win, tails you lose

heads I win, tails you lose

A humorous statement meaning "No matter what the outcome is, I still win or benefit." Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. The legislative proposal is effectively heads I win, tails you lose for smaller companies, who now have even less recourse against large corporations who use questionable tactics to siphon business away from them. It's a classic heads-I-win-tails-you-lose setup: the oil companies want individuals to lease their land with the promise of interest paid—but only if there is a sizable discovery over a certain threshold, failing which the individual is responsible for dealing with a plot of land devastated by the drilling with nothing to show for it.
See also: head, lose, tail
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heads I win, tails you lose

I win whatever happens.
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It is clearly a "heads I win, tails you lose" situation.
Stated differently, a 'heads I win, tails you lose" approach is wrongheaded because, in advantaging particular taxpayers, the legislation could well hurt taxpayers as a whole (on whose behalf the government acts).