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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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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.
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.
On contact with the air the blood clots and is washed down like droplets.
The porous surface, which can be washed down from gantries, is punctuated with hydraulic flaps that pop open when the sun is not shining on that side.
A few pioneer bacteria could then have washed down to deep-sea vents and found a home, he says.
A pastie washed down with a steaming mug of meaty Bovril has long provided sustenance to those die-hard supporters who brave all weathers to follow their club.
Reading Behrman's book is like sneaking into a fabulous Washington cocktail party with big-name guests from around the world, having a few luscious canapes washed down with too much white wine, and leaving a little drunk on power but with no idea who the party was for.
A major clean-up operation is under way in South Shields after timber and waste was washed down the Tyne during the recent heavy rainfall.