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What are the different terms for someone who has problems cutting ones losses?

Asked by talljasperman (18008 points ) February 25th, 2012

Like for example the medical term for not ending a bad personal relationship. Also continuing a business venture that is losing money. Any other terms, official or slang, are welcome.
Humor welcome.

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bkcunningham's avatar

Glutton for punishment. Self-destructive. Doormat.

cazzie's avatar

Don’t quit while you’re behind. Persistant. Terrier. Pit Bull. Dog with a bone.

bkcunningham's avatar

Faecal Encephalopathy – shit for brains.

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GoldieAV16's avatar

Throwing good money after bad. Sunk cost fallacy. Escalation of commitment. Knee deep in the big muddy (Vietnam War).

zensky's avatar

What are the different terms for someone who has problems cutting ones losses?

The first that came to mind was not being able to let go.

smilingheart1's avatar

misguided beliefs

Pandora's avatar

sucker, loser, idiot, disillusionment, short bus rider, a mark,
I personally like @bkcunningham‘s shit for brains
In spanish, un bobo

Coloma's avatar

Obsessive, unhealthily attached, denial, codependeny, martyrdom, masochism. lol

Buttonstc's avatar

Grudgeholders. Tenacious. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

It’s a double edged sword.

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