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Pyrrhic Victory (A)

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A ruinous victory. Pyrrhus, after his victory over the Romans, near the river Siris, said to those sent to congratulate him, “One more such victory and Pyrrhus is undone.”

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“The railway companies see that in fighting their customers they gain but a very Pyrrhic sort of victory.”—Newspaper article, Feb. 13th, 1893.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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