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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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The US Geological Survey estimated that in the first few years after the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo, rains washed down 3 cubic kilometers of lahar equivalent to 300 million dump truck loads.
Jane, a resident of Cymmer Road who lives 50 yards away from where the landslip happened, said trees have washed down with the mud.
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.
Although the drum was moved and the pavement washed down, after the officers' visit, the floor was left stained by the waste.
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An irreverent black sheep in the literary travel genre, this collection of interconnected narratives spans two years of Theriault's experiences in Rabat, where with humor and honesty she struggles with Moroccan bureaucracy, sexual harassment, the threat of terrorism, devious students, randy fellow teachers, and the temptation of having French pastries washed down with gin and tonics at every meal.
He tasted delicacies including Battered Chickens Feet washed down with a cup of garlic coffee, and for dessert, cockles in strawberry jelly.
A typical day included ready meals, sandwiches, multi-packs of peanuts and crisps, sausages, pasties, chips, chocolate and chunks of cheese - all washed down with litre bottles of cola or pints of milk.
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.