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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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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.
Sharon tells Pauline of her planned round the world trip with Dennis, yet the whinging washerwoman manages to convince her that life in Walford would be better.
The analogy is emphasized by the remarkable "tasting menu" with which the exhibition began: a vitrine of twenty small sculptures spanning four decades of the artist's career, from a kneeling washerwoman dated 1896 to a seated nude of his model and muse, Dina Vierny, dated 1937.
After the remaining kiddies are all shunted off to foster homes and principal staff de-camps, Anna finds herself virtually alone on the sinister premises, with only girlish nutcase Judith (Lou Doillon) and plump cook and washerwoman Ilinica (Dorina Lazar) for occasional company.
In The Color Purple Goldberg played nursemaid, cook, and washerwoman to Danny Clover and his brat pack, receiving little thanks and lots of abuse for her efforts.
Chances are that the washerwoman did not have a judge for a husband or father.
Born out of wedlock to a washerwoman and the son of a wealthy Jewish banker, Federovsky is educated first by a rabbi, then at the Maryinsky Imperial Ballet School, where her father's family has connections.