Pyrrhic victory meaning, Pyrrhic victory definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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Pyrrhic victory  

  ( Pyrrhic victories    plural  ) , pyrrhic victory          If you describe a victory as a Pyrrhic victory, you mean that although someone has won or gained something, they have also lost something which was worth even more.      n-count  
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See also:

pyromaniac, pyre, pyramid, PR

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