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    Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    Here's one:

    "A win is a win is a win."

    I actually don't know what this means

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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    Sounds like a cheap knockoff of Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose."

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    Dog's Bollocs = The Bee's Knee's = The Best

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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    It's something King Pyrrhus of Epirus would have said in relation to his (eponymous) Pyrrhic victory. Even if you barely won, even if you yourself are destroyed at the end, a win is still a win, or a win is a win is a win. I may have broken both my legs in yesterday's downhill event, but I still got the gold. You'd say it about a particularly ungraceful or ugly victory.


    Quote Originally Posted by OkieDokie View Post
    Here's one:

    "A win is a win is a win."

    I actually don't know what this means
    Last edited by Statius; March 28th, 2011 at 22:45.
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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Sounds like a cheap knockoff of Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose."
    I think Stein got the idea from Robert Burns.
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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    You mean:

    O my Luve's like a red, red rose
    That’s newly sprung in June;
    O my Luve's like the melodie
    That’s sweetly play'd in tune.

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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    Shakespeare also: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    This will stretch your sense of what has meaning... giving a 150year jail term to a 70 year old man... 25years would have been plenty, a loss is a loss is a loss but after a while it becomes meaningless to inflict more punishment. Like flogging a dead horse.
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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    I'm more confused LOL
    So, a win is a win is a win means that a win is a win no matter who, what, when, where, why, or how. Thus, the stress of three.... the third being it is a win for whatever unknown situation someone else comes up with (?)
    Honestly, most of the responses here have just confused me more ... you cultured people... see what watches do to you!

    Seriously though can someone put this in layman's terms?

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    Re: Popular sayings/phrases, and what do they mean

    Quote Originally Posted by OkieDokie View Post
    I'm more confused LOL
    So, a win is a win is a win means that a win is a win no matter who, what, when, where, why, or how. Thus, the stress of three.... the third being it is a win for whatever unknown situation someone else comes up with (?)
    Honestly, most of the responses here have just confused me more ... you cultured people... see what watches do to you!

    Seriously though can someone put this in layman's terms?

    I think Statius got it exactly right, but try this: An ugly win is still a win. The +1 in the winning column counts the same as kick-ass stomping your opponent.

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