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deserves to lose adj.
[common] 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 the same thing of Unix; many still
do.) See also screw, chomp, bagbiter.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.