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    Default Is there an idiom or slang to describe someone who...

    is so scared of losing/losing out that he resorts to extreme measures to avoid so.

    Extreme measures could be ridiculous, unnecessary, unethical or downright illegal. Say a man who camped for 3 days for his Ipad, which is ridiculous. Or a politician who spies on his opponent for an upcoming election which is illegal like what Nixon did. Or n incumbent politician who resorts to bribing voters while suppressing the opposition parties.

    I can accept idioms or British, American and Australian slangs, if any.

    I am a newbie here.

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    Default Re: Is there an idiom or slang to describe someone who...

    I know an English proverb describing this situation: "All is fair in love and war".

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    Default Re: Is there an idiom or slang to describe someone who...

    I need something to describe the person, who's scared of losing.

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    Default Re: Is there an idiom or slang to describe someone who...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenEnglish View Post
    I need something to describe the person, who's scared of losing.
    He'll (will) do whatever it takes. (to win is implied)
    They'll (will) do whatever it takes.

    Not a teacher.
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    Default Re: Is there an idiom or slang to describe someone who...

    They'll stop at nothing

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