take a bath

take a bath
To sustain a loss on either a speculation or an investment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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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 worth £50K more than when we bought them.

Main Entry: bath

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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