a situation in which there is no hope of success
Thanks to the flood caused by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans ended up in a no-win situation.
by Light Joker February 11, 2006
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a situation in which a favorable outcome is impossible; you are bound to lose whatever you do.
Bradford City playing at home
by Colin Todd February 09, 2005
a situation where the parties hate a person regardless if they are happy or sad
Emo-haters are a definite example of a no-win situation. They hate when the artist is sad, and they hate when the artist is happy. Get over on hating on an artist who decides to sing about life's imperfections; if they sang about how happy they were, you'd hate that, too.
by Karen Stickney August 17, 2006