Battle and war

Posted by Bob on February 16, 2003

In Reply to: 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
Pronunciation: 'pir-ik
Function: adjective
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