bath (to take a)

 Lose a lot of money.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • bath — [bɑːθ ǁ bæθ] noun take a bath informal to lose a lot of money when buying or selling something: • CBS took a bath estimated at $275 million on the baseball television coverage deal. * * * bath UK US /bɑːθ/ noun ● take a bath Cf …   Financial and business terms

  • bath — ► NOUN 1) a large tub that is filled with water for immersing and washing one s body. 2) an act of washing in a bath. 3) (also baths) a building containing a public swimming pool or washing facilities. 4) a container holding a liquid in which an… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bath and Wells — • Ancient diocese coextensive with the county of Somerset, England Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bath and Wells     Bath and Wells      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • bath — 1 noun plural baths (C) 1 BrE a large long container that you fill with water and sit in to wash yourself; bathtub especially AmE: run a bath (=make water flow into a bath) 2 an act of washing your body in a bath: After a week of camping, I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bath — bath1 [ bæθ ] noun count *** 1. ) the process of washing yourself or someone else in a BATHTUB: The children need a bath tonight. take a bath: Do I have time to take a bath? a ) the water in a BATHTUB: I relaxed in a nice deep bath. run a bath… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bath — n. 1) to have (BE), take a bath 2) to draw, run a bath 3) (BE) a swimming bath 4) a sitz; steam, Turkish; whirlpool bath 5) (misc.) a blood bath ( slaughter ) USAGE NOTE: In BE, one meaning of bath is bathtub . * * * [bɑːθ] Turkish run a bath… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bath — bath1 [bα:θ] noun (plural baths) 1》 a large tub that is filled with water for immersing and washing the body.     ↘an act of washing in a bath. 2》 (also baths) Brit. a building containing a public swimming pool or washing facilities. 3》 a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • Bath coup — is a coup in the game of contract bridge, where the declarer, holding AJx in a suit ducks the left hand opponent s lead of a king (or a queen). The coup is named after the city of Bath in England and dates from the game of Whist, the predecessor… …   Wikipedia

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