cut losses


cut losses
quit the project and accept the financial losses
  

If the stock price goes down, sell them and cut your losses.


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  • cut losses — cut (your) losses to stop doing something that is already failing in order to reduce the amount of time or money that is being wasted on it. I wasn t benefiting from the course and it was costing so much that I thought I d better cut my losses …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut your losses — phrase to get out of a bad situation before it gets worse instead of waiting to see whether it will improve She realized it was time to cut her losses and give up. Thesaurus: to get out of a situationsynonym Main entry: cut * * * cut your losses… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut one's losses — {v. phr.} To stop spending time, money, or energy on unprofitable projects and concentrate on what goes well. * / Just cut your losses, Jim, his father suggested, and get on with the rest of your life. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut one's losses — {v. phr.} To stop spending time, money, or energy on unprofitable projects and concentrate on what goes well. * / Just cut your losses, Jim, his father suggested, and get on with the rest of your life. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut your losses — ► to avoid losing any more money than you have already lost: »The manufacturer has decided to cut its losses and sell its unprofitable divisions. Main Entry: ↑cut …   Financial and business terms

  • cut your losses — cut (your) losses to stop doing something that is already failing in order to reduce the amount of time or money that is being wasted on it. I wasn t benefiting from the course and it was costing so much that I thought I d better cut my losses …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut your losses — If you cut your losses, you avoid losing any more money than you already have by getting out of a situation before matters worsen …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut back —     Losses in the metal stamping division have forced the group to cut back production (Daily Telegraph). It is more succinct to say, have forced the group to cut production. See phrasal verbs …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — [c]/kʌt / (say kut) verb (cut, cutting) –verb (t) 1. to penetrate, with or as with a sharp edged instrument: he cut his finger. 2. to strike sharply, as with a whip. 3. to wound severely the feelings of. 4. to divide, with or as with a sharp… …   Australian English dictionary