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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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A washerwoman had told us that no Arab maid was worth her bride price until she was able to cook eggplants in seven different ways," Ruth Jordan recollects in Daughter of the Waves: Memories of Growing Up in Pre-War Palestine.
The concert's first half concluded with two truly dazzling events: a precision drumming demonstration of escalating throb and fiendish dexterity that brought the audience cheering out of their seats; and a changing-of-the-guard medley that culminated in a dazzling version of "Irish Washerwoman," a pulsating, romp that began with solo violin and flute.
Aruna is now staying with her mother Jayamma, a washerwoman, on the roads.
Toad is being mocked by the barge-woman who has realised he is not the washerwoman he is pretending to be.
After an introductory tour through the quintessentially material realm of the Renaissance privy, the bulk of the book is made up of brief analyses of sample texts, ranging from the Commedia, Decameron, and Galateo to arcana such as Giulio Cesare Croce's washerwoman song, La Filippa da Calcara, and a pseudo-Laurentian carnival song voiced by a band of jovially obscene lavacessi.
The newsboy son of a poor washerwoman, losing his papers and few prized trinkets, joins a gang of youngsters out to exploit the disarray.
In Justice's case, (previously known as Ice) this has certainly been the case as he started off his life in the dream city as a well to do young man "with a car, a flat, a washerwoman, a billion friends and saw the underwear of almost all the girls who were going to Wits".
An occasional washerwoman, Fanny was one among anonymous thousands scraping an existence in London's foul slums, where the merely poor habitually preyed on the destitute.
At one point the young Romaine was virtually tossed away to live in poverty with the family's washerwoman.
The farmer and the washerwoman excitedly interrupted each other.
Thus, the drug overdose victim dumped in a lake and the heart attack victim collapsing into the water can have the washerwoman and goose flesh appearance, pulmonary edema, and hemorrhage into the petrous and mastoid bones.
The third and least satisfying struggles to present Callie House, washerwoman turned activist turned convict.