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on a losing wicketin a no-win situation.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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not win for losingTo repeatedly fail in one's gambles or efforts.Rate it:

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broken-heartedAlternative spelling of brokenhearted. Feeling depressed, despondent, or hopeless, especially over losing a love.Rate it:

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draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.Rate it:

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stand upTo stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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eat someone's dustTo get one to be on a losing end.Rate it:

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front footThe batsman's foot farthest from his wicket.Rate it:

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pull backTo score when the team is losing.Rate it:

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run on emptyLosing enthusiasm or willingness, lacking energy.Rate it:

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running on emptyLosing enthusiasm or willingness, lacking energy.Rate it:

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sea legsThe ability, when walking aboard ship, to anticipate the motion of the deck so as to walk steadily without losing balance.Rate it:

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sick and tiredannoyed or frustrated with something or someone, to the point of losing one's temper or patience.Rate it:

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stand backTo stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler.Rate it:

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take guard(For a new batsman, with help from the umpire) to mark a point on the popping crease in front of his wicket so that he knows where it is behind him; to guard.Rate it:

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