a losing game

a losing game
безнадёжная игра, дело, обречённое на провал (обыкн. употр. с гл. to play); см. тж. a winning game

I've tried to persuade him to retire from his business before he's compelled to through bankruptcy, but he won't. There's no doubt that he's playing a losing game. (SPI) — я пытался убедить его уйти от дел, пока он не обанкротился. Но он и слушать ничего не хочет. Нет сомнения, он ведет безнадежную игру.

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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