駄目で元々である have/get nothing to lose
Rachel: (Comes out of the bedroom) Good morning. I'm so tired.
Kenichi: Good morning. What time did you work until yesterday?
Rachel: What time did I get home from the office?
Kenichi: It was right when I was getting into bed, so around 11.
Rachel: I did some work for another two hours or so after that.
Kenichi: You've been working really hard recently.
Rachel: Yeah. I've had to take on extra responsibilities because of the recent departure of one of our colleagues. Remember, there was a guy who was alleged to have stolen money from the company?
Kenichi: Yeah. He quit?
Rachel: It's more like he was forced to resign, I would say.
Kenichi: So that's why you've been so busy.
Kenichi: Is your employer going to hire someone new?
Rachel: They're planning to, but we don't know when that'll be.
Kenichi: Maybe you should ask for a raise.
Rachel: It hadn't occurred to me to do that. But I am doing a lot of work, and I should be compensated for that. Plus, I have nothing to lose from asking for more money, right? The worst that could happen is that they could say "no." I think I will negotiate for a raise.
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