heads I win, tails you lose(redirected from 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.