Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
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Oct. 10th, 2008 - Pyrrhic Victory

Pyr·rhic vic·to·ry (plural Pyr·rhic vic·to·ries)
noun
Definition:
bitter victory: a victory won at such great cost to the victor that it is tantamount to a defeat.

[Late 19th century. <Pyrrhus]

msn.com. Encarta® World English Dictionary http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/pyrrhic%20victory.html (accessed: October 10, 2008).

Example:
George W. Bush's Machiavellian machinations led him to be elected for a third term and declared Emperor of America (and Grand Pooh-Bah of Texas). His victory, however, was a pyrrhic victory. Everyone in America immediately moved to Canada seeking, jobs, free health care and tasty caribou burgers.
Tags: greek, noun, p, political, wordsmith: sea_gaagii
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