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Deserves to Lose

/di-ˈzərvs tə lüz/

adj. Said of someone who willfully does the Wrong Thing; humorously, if one uses a feature known to be marginal. What is meant is that one deserves the consequences of one's losing actions.

"Boy, anyone who tries to use mess-dos deserves to lose!"

(ITS fans used to say this of UNIX; many still do.)

See also screw, chomp, bagbiter.