Posted by Bob on February 16, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Battle and war posted by R. Berg on February 16, 2003
: : does anyone know what exactly this phraise means? please help
: It's about like "You scored a few points there, but in the end your team lost the game." Does that help?
It's a "pyrrhic" victory.
From the dictionary:
Main Entry: Pyr·rhic
Etymology: Pyrrhus, king of Epirus who sustained heavy losses in defeating the Romans
: achieved at excessive cost ; also : costly to the point of negating or outweighing expected benefits