On A Losing Wicket Meaning
(idiomatic) in a no-win situation.
Example: 1995, William Conrad Gibbons, The US government and the Vietnam war, V.4, page 292
Recognize that we are on a losing wicket in Vietnam.
2007 September 3, Helen Pidd, â€œPitt happy, but Ridley Scott grumblesâ€, The Guardian:
I'm sure we're on a losing wicket but we're fighting technology.
2008 June 14, Vicki Woods, â€œThey say milestones, but mean tombstonesâ€, The Daily Telegraph:
Our part-time Defence Secretary is also on a losing wicket over grim milestones.