take a bath
phrasal to suffer a heavy financial loss

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take a bath — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to financial ruin. * /Boy, did we ever take a bath on that merger with Brown & Brown, Inc./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a bath — {v. phr.}, {informal} To come to financial ruin. * /Boy, did we ever take a bath on that merger with Brown & Brown, Inc./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a bath — ► take a bath informal suffer a heavy financial loss. Main Entry: ↑bath …   English terms dictionary

  • take a bath — phrasal : to suffer a heavy financial loss * * * informal suffer a heavy financial loss * * * take a bath US informal : to lose a large amount of money in a business deal The movie studio took a bath on his last picture. see also ↑bath 1a (above) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a bath — To sustain a loss on either a speculation or an investment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * take a bath INFORMAL ► to lose a lot of money as a result of a bad business deal or investment: »Unless the shares take a bath, they should soon be… …   Financial and business terms

  • take a bath — verb a) To bathe. She told the children to take a bath and wash off the mud and grime. b) To lose a large amount of money in an investment. Take a bath with fragrant herbs …   Wiktionary

  • take\ a\ bath — v. phr. informal To come to financial ruin. Boy, did we ever take a bath on that merger with Brown & Brown, Inc …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take a bath — take a (financial) bath to lose money on an investment. Investors took a bath when they had to resell the bonds at lower prices than they had paid …   New idioms dictionary

  • Take A Bath — A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative position. Investors whose shares have declined significantly are said to have taken a bath. For example, following the… …   Investment dictionary

  • take a bath —    to suffer a heavy financial loss    Your boat is capsized:     His old man took a bath in real estate about ten years ago, got in the shower, and emptied his brains out with a .45. (Diehl, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • take a bath — come to financial ruin She took a bath on the stock market last year and is afraid to invest in stocks now …   Idioms and examples

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