The bottom line is that women can't win for losing
in patriarchy Its texts, and especially the reading and rein-scribing of them in such a context, are very dangerous and damaging.
Sometimes you just can't win for losing
(a phrase my mother was fond of).
(That may fall into the category of you can't win for losing
Gravette can't win for losing
. Somehow with the right beer-to-weed combo he can skate the demos like he's on top of his game.
And worse, for the poor employee responsible for the move, it's a clear case of you can't win for losing
. If the project is executed seamlessly, maybe you get a few kudos.
Like the Trotskyists who welcomed the Permanent Revolution, they can't win for losing
(and some of them are not like Trotskyists, they are the Trotskyists of the '60s, a few decades later).
This all adds up to a lose-lose situation for consumers and a "can't win for losing
" burden on insurers.
Sometimes a guy can't win for losing
. After Beethoven took the musical world by storm in the early nineteenth century, the works of fellow European composers were faulted either for copying the great man's style too closely or for not being similar enough to his charms.
It seems that President Bush can't win for losing
Our troops can't win for losing
- and losing their lives, at that.