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Wash

Gains equal losses.

Wash

A situation in which the profit on one activity or investment equals the loss on another. When an investment is a wash, it is said to break even.
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Until 1997, rain in past lahar seasons washed down volcanic debris, which were estimated by the United States Geological Survey at 3 cubic kilometers (equivalent to 300 million dump-truck loads), by the Phivolcs at 5.
We ensure that the main event area is fully washed down following all events at Pier Head (River Festival, Transatlantic 175, etc) The Pier Head area is cleansed daily to ensure the area is free from litter and that all litter bins are serviced.
Settle in for a picnic under ponderosa pines with barbecued tri-tip washed down with apple wine.
A fire brigade spokeswoman said a crew from Cowbridge made the vehicles safe and washed down the road.
Sadly, in this country, we seem to be going down the same road as the UK, where everything is washed down and super-clean so no one takes offence.
Hedgehogs are being washed out of their nests, too, and ducklings are being washed down drains.
Waitress Vonie Falco, 50, said the Prince washed down the meal with a glass of cola and paid himself, adding: "He was very nice and took the time to speak to me and he also said how much he enjoyed the meal.
Until recently this motor was a standard, finned, mild steel AC machine which, although brushed clean frequently--a time consuming operation--could not be washed down because of the potential risk of shorting the electrics and/or encouraging rust.
From my vast experience with comfort food, I suggest binging on five pints of tapioca topped with cinnamon and brown sugar, seven slices of American cheese and a half dozen frozen Snickers bars, all washed down with a strawberry shake.
At the tasting in Paris, the French devoured literally a ton of Brazilian meat, washed down with 3,000 cups of caipirinha.