Take A Bath


Take A Bath
A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative position. Investors whose shares have declined significantly are said to have taken a bath.

For example, following the technology boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, many investors, because of their huge losses, were said to have taken a bath.


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  • 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

  • take a bath — ► take a bath informal suffer a heavy financial loss. Main Entry: ↑bath …   English terms dictionary

  • take a bath — phrasal : to suffer a heavy financial loss * * * informal suffer a heavy financial loss * * * take a bath US informal : to lose a large amount of money in a business deal The movie studio took a bath on his last picture. see also ↑bath 1a (above) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a bath — To sustain a loss on either a speculation or an investment. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * 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… …   Financial and business terms

  • take a bath — verb a) To bathe. She told the children to take a bath and wash off the mud and grime. b) To lose a large amount of money in an investment. Take a bath with fragrant herbs …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take a bath — take a (financial) bath to lose money on an investment. Investors took a bath when they had to resell the bonds at lower prices than they had paid …   New idioms dictionary

  • take a bath — bathe, wash oneself in the bath; (Slang) suffer a financial loss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take a bath —    to suffer a heavy financial loss    Your boat is capsized:     His old man took a bath in real estate about ten years ago, got in the shower, and emptied his brains out with a .45. (Diehl, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms