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 Lose not a Tide.Lose the Horse or win the Saddle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lose the Day (To).
 
To lose the battle; to be defeated. To win (or gain) the day is to be victorious; to win the battle, the prize, or any competition.   1
 


 Lose not a Tide.Lose the Horse or win the Saddle. 

 
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