Definition of heads I win, tails you lose in English:

heads I win, tails you lose

phrase

  • I win whatever happens.

    • ‘For companies such as Kelda, it really is a case of ‘heads I win, tails you lose’.’
    • ‘Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this just another way of saying, we'll flip a coin, and heads I win, tails you lose?’
    • ‘As many of you are well aware, hedge funds generally take 20% of fund profits, while afforded the luxury of not having to pay for losses - the old ‘heads I win, tails you lose’.’
    • ‘A situation develops in which institutions can directly or indirectly take speculative positions using funds protected by the deposit insurance safety net - the classic ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ situation.’
    • ‘‘This is heads I win, tails you lose,’ said one critic of restricted stock, who noted that the issuing of thousands of new shares served to dilute the value of shares held by small investors.’
    • ‘Of course, this ignores the ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ aspect: executives get a share of investors' gains if things go well, but don't share the losses if things go badly.’
    • ‘It's the old ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ conundrum.’
    • ‘It's a ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ proposition for the banks.’
    • ‘Lower interest rates, higher interest rates - they're all the same to Roach who has adopted the stance ‘heads I win, tails you lose’.’
    • ‘This has given rise to risk-taking of the ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ variety where managers and other agents get to play with other people's money, often in a rigged game.’