win-win [win-win] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. advantageous to both sides, as in a negotiation: a win-win proposal; a win-win situation.

Origin of win-win First recorded in 1980–85 Examples from the Web for win-win Contemporary Examples of win-win

  • He was comprehensively out-foxed by Salmond, the Scottish National Party leader, who now finds himself in a win-win position.

    Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence

    Nico Hines

    September 10, 2014

  • The post-presidency, as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have proved, is a win-win.

    Don’t Run for President, Hillary. Become a ‘Post-President’ Instead

    Tina Brown

    May 2, 2014

  • The companies, of course, say this is a win-win for customers of both Time Warner and Comcast.

    Why Would Comcast Improve When It Could Buy Time Warner Cable Instead?

    Daniel Gross

    February 13, 2014

  • Although AT&T touted it as a “win-win for customers and businesses”, it is actually just a win for AT&T.

    AT&T’s New “Sponsored Data” Scheme is a Tremendous Loss for All of Us

    Michael Weinberg

    January 7, 2014

  • In some cases, binding arbitration results in a win-win outcome; other times, it results in a lose-lose outcome.

    CEO Solutions to the Shutdown

    William L. McComb

    October 14, 2013

  • British Dictionary definitions for win-win win-win adjective

    1. guaranteeing a favourable outcome for everyone involveda win-win situation for NATO

    Word Origin for win-win C20: modelled on no-win

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