Win or lose...
Can someone confirm what type of phrase this is?
It is a short form of :
Whether I win or lose, I'll live to fight another day.
It's not whether we win or lose, it's for the love of the sport.
Because people are so familiar with the expression, it is shortened to:
Win or lose, I'll live to fight another day.
Win or lose, it's love of the sport that counts.