be on a hiding to nothing(redirected from were on a hiding to nothing)
be on a hiding to nothing
slang To be likely to fail; to be in a futile situation. You're on a hiding to nothing if you think you're going to get a raise out of the boss.
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be on a ˌhiding to ˈnothing(British English, informal) have no hope of succeeding, whatever happens: The Government is on a hiding to nothing in these elections.
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