One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
I win whatever happens.
- ‘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?’
- ‘It's the old ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ conundrum.’
- ‘For companies such as Kelda, it really is a case of ‘heads I win, tails you lose’.’
- ‘It's a ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ proposition for the banks.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘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 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.’
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