it's about even; the two things under consideration can't be meaningfully differentiated in terms of value.
flying is more expensive and less comfortable but taking the train is much slower, so it's a wash
by vfvfvfvf November 24, 2016
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A saying meaning "it's a wasted effort" or "all is lost".

Possibly a reference to King John of England who lost his Crown Jewels and everything in his baggage train while attempting to take a shortcut across the Wash, which is an estuary in northeast England that floods. His baggage train was partway across it when the tide came in and lives and treasure were lost.
After waiting hours for their favorite celebrity to emerge from the backstage door, the girls gave up. "It's a wash; he's already gone out some other way."
by SummerWren September 10, 2011
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A place where stoners, taggers, and hobos hang out at. The word "wash" comes from a slang term meaning drain wash, or the sewer. The Wash usually refers to the ones with a tunnel where they can do they thang.
Stoner: Yo man we're hittin' up The Wash a little later to hit Stony's new pipe.
Tagger: Aye mayne we postin' up at The Wash downtown tonight, you down?
Hobo: Stop thrown' rocks at my tent you crazy teenagers!!!
by D33ZIE BABI3 February 8, 2011
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To beat someone up or win a fight over another
by Jack Doe August 1, 2005
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A cancelling-out or balancing effect. An incident where nothing is gained and nothing is lost, a draw.
I won fifty bucks at blackjack, but lost fifty in poker, so I called it a wash and went home.
by gogoacidfish October 18, 2008
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It's usually used when a good player starts playing the game again after a long period of time and it makes them look like they just got the game.
Mark was washed after not playing the game in over 2 years.
by miragexl December 9, 2020
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