you just can't winINFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase you just can't win
You can say this if you feel you can't succeed, or can't please someone, no matter what you do.
- "You're always on time and you do a good job, and they still fire you. You just can't win!"
- "If I tell them what to do, I'm a control freak. If I don't tell them what to to, I lack leadership. You just can't win, can you?"
For this use of the phrase, stress is on the word "can't".
Harry said, "You just can't win!" He was
Contributor: Matt Errey