take a bath on something

take a bath on (something)

To experience or accumulate a large financial loss on a transaction or investment. A lot of stores started stocking huge numbers of the gimmicky fad toy, but now they're taking a bath on it as public interest evaporates. Millions of the company's shareholders took a bath on their investment when the CEO resigned and its stock began plummeting.
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take a bath (on something)

tv. to have large financial losses on an investment. The broker warned me that I might take a bath if I bought this stuff.
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