hollow victory

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hollow victory (plural hollow victories)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see hollow,‎ victory. A victory that is hollow, i.e. meaningless.
  2. (sometimes proscribed)[1][2] Pyrrhic victory (an empty victory that is not worth winning because so much is lost to achieve it)

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    2002, Bill Bryson, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words[1], →ISBN:
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    2003, R. L. Trask, Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English[2], →ISBN: