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Phrase originally made famous on the old ABC's Wide World of Sports show that aired on Saturday afternoons. A hapless ski jumper fell off the jump and had the misfortune to have that little video clip replayed about a zillion times over the years.
Antonym is Thrill of Victory
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He blew that $1,000 Nassau and then got fired for letting down the Chairman's team - talk about the agony of defeat.

by AdamanEve February 26, 2006

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A feeling, the pain you get when you do not win. A substantial loss, or failure to complete a task.
"I know we cannot win Ohio despite the provisional ballots"
by Nikthenyetminder November 17, 2004

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