Definition of win or lose in US English:

win or lose

phrase

  • Whether one succeeds or fails.

    ‘win or lose, the important thing for him is to set a good example’
    • ‘It's not how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose that counts.’
    • ‘He seems utterly absorbed with his personal statistics and appears not to care whether the Cubs win or lose.’
    • ‘It matters to them whether they miss a spare, whether they win or lose a pot.’
    • ‘However, whether they win or lose, a corner has definitely been turned.’
    • ‘Whether they fight may be more important than whether they win or lose in the end.’
    • ‘They know a fan truth that is as old as sport itself - it's not whether you win or lose, it's how much of a ruckus you create along the way.’
    • ‘In the great game of life, whether you win or lose depends upon which voice is the loudest at the moment of decision.’
    • ‘Whether they win or lose, the action is electrifying, it's second to none and owners are right in the thick of it.’
    • ‘It is nice to win, but I find the last few years, it really doesn't matter whether we do or not and if it's a good game, you enjoy it whether you win or lose.’
    • ‘It's not whether you win or lose, it's whether you wake up with a good story.’