The British Idiom – Hung for a sheep as a lamb
Definition of Hung for a sheep as a lamb
If you know that you are going to be punished for something anyway and decide to do something even worse, as the punishment will be no more severe, then you have decided that you might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
Examples of Usage of Hung for a sheep as a lamb
The wife’s going to kill me anyway for being late, so might as well have another beer. I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. I’ve just discovered that I’m going to be fired, despite 20 years loyal service, so I have decided to wipe every scrap of data from my hard drive. After all, I might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.
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