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    Loss you appeal win you appeal

    Dear teachers

    I am seeking help from you for some English phrases or expressions to describe a situation that when somebody lose in a game, they would admit the loss and ask for an appeal, saying that the result is unfair; but when they win the game, they would take the result, and say that the game is fair.

    Any expression or idiom for that? Please advise.

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    Holden

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    Re: Loss you appeal win you appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenenglish View Post
    Dear teachers

    I am seeking help from you for some English phrases or expressions to describe a situation that when somebody lose in a game, they would admit the loss and ask for an appeal, saying that the result is unfair; but when they win the game, they would take the result, and say that the game is fair.

    Any expression or idiom for that? Please advise.

    Regards

    Holden
    I don't know an idiom for that. When we lose or win a game and accept the result, we say "win some lose some".

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    Re: Loss you appeal win you appeal

    Dear teachers

    Let me add some qualifiers. That is, when somebody loses in a game, he becomes a sore loser, and saying that the game is unfair, and presses on a re-match. But when he wins at the match, he would say it was a fairplay. Kind of double standard just to take the result favorable to him.

    Regards

    Holden

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    Re: Loss you appeal win you appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenenglish View Post
    Dear teachers

    Let me add some qualifiers. That is, when somebody loses in a game, he becomes a sore loser, and saying that the game is unfair, and presses on a re-match. But when he wins at the match, he would say it was a fairplay. Kind of double standard just to take the result favorable to him.

    Regards

    Holden
    None of that is an idiom in English.

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