5/10/15

Pyrrhic

Pyrrhic

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costly win, expensive victory

A win so hard to achieve- it is like a loss.

I won a pyrrhic victory over the poodle but my clothes were torn to shreds.

Memory trick:
Pyrrhic reminds of pyro or fire.
We were burned to the ground too even though we won.

Used a work:
The sales were a pyrrhic success because we got too many clients.



(c) 2015 E. Carruthers





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