"(one's) to lose"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 2 22:51:21 UTC 2011

I did not see some of the relevant messages on this topic from Victor
and LH because I had not read the thread with the title
"impossible/impractical". I thought that thread was not related to
this topic. Sorry.

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Here are some raw Google Books matches for "ours to lose" and "theirs
> to lose". I may not understand the figure of speech being sought.

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