Pyrrhic victory

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a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses

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Without such Pyrrhic victories, the greatest 20thcentury Prime Minister would have been Clement Attlee, for founding the NHS.
As pyrrhic victories go, though, this one was right up there for Rangers.
It turns out, no, but the rumour mill was doing the rounds, and the day ensured to be just another day in the life of the Cyprus problem with its pyrrhic victories and fatal losses.
We are not quixotic idealists who are looking for pyrrhic victories to prove a point."
Mr McKeever said: "We are not quixotic idealists who are looking for pyrrhic victories to prove a point.