winner-takes-all

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  • winner-take-all

AdjectiveEdit

winner-takes-all (not comparable)

  1. of a competition or contest in which only the winner gets rewarded and the loser(s) gets nothing
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[1]
      For the 75 years since a district rebellion was put down, The Games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s power, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—participants are called “tributes”— while pitting the districts against each other.
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