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cut one's losses

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Definition


To accept some loss now in order to avoid more loss later.

Context : Business, Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: minimize, reduce, risk

Usage of “cut one's losses”

  1. There comes a time when one must cut their losses and move on.

  2. The stock market crashed and I had to sell to cut my losses.

Examples of idiom “cut one's losses” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'JDisaPunk'
    JDisaPunk:

    Do I cut my losses, and regress? Is that better than standing still? Or do I push ahead with something entirely different?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'littlelazer'
    littlelazer:

    Wasting a massive amount of time on something I shouldn't have even tried to do right now. Lesson learned. Time to cut my losses and move on

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'TaniaWalker'
    TaniaWalker:

    I'm dropping one of my smaller clients. Refund, cut my losses. Today has been long, frustrating and intensely tiring. #fb

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ashikaday'
    ashikaday:

    cutting my losses... still came out a winner!!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'BB4L_Derek'
    BB4L_Derek:

    I'm ready to cut my losses and live in my car. I'll drive til I'm broke, and that's where I'll start over. I just hope you're not there.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'GinaS4'
    GinaS4:

    If you arent my friend after...you were never my friend before...minus one...this time i will cut my losses and move on.....

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Benditlikebaker'
    Benditlikebaker:

    .. Do I cut my losses now before it becomes even harder than it already is? What am I doing...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'hotcombpics'
    hotcombpics:

    i never know when to cut my losses. #anothertenacitydrawback

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'BriZeLe'
    BriZeLe:

    ...feel great to cut my losses! Don't invest your time in places/situations where your worth is undervalued

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'simpsons_quote'
    simpsons_quote:

    Maybe I should just cut my losses, give up on Lisa, and make a fresh start with Maggie. -- Homer Simpson Lisa's Pony #Simpsons

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'daftviking'
    daftviking:

    Brain frazzled, time to cut my losses and get some sleep.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ryanlwaterman'
    ryanlwaterman:

    Life is a gamble. I am not willing to cut my losses. Nor am I willing to walk away from the table empty handed.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'shoesslut'
    shoesslut:

    I think it's God telling me to cut my losses and move on

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'elisabethgarcia'
    elisabethgarcia:

    Gotta cut my losses and move on.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'FrescoTheKid'
    FrescoTheKid:

    I need to cut my losses and just chill.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'talkaboutluck'
    talkaboutluck:

    I might just cut my losses and find some actual conservatives to support in this whole mess.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user '_Jesscia'
    _Jesscia:

    And the Cold War rages on. I guess I should just cut my losses. Damn I hate giving up on people.