Want to express that you will lose everything whatever you do? Then just say the ‘eggs are broken and the chickens have flown away’ 鸡飞蛋打 jifēidàndǎ.
The video below explains the idiom rather well.
The Video also includes ‘chicken feathers and garlic skin’ Or 鸡毛蒜皮 jīmáo suànpí. For a better explanation of this idiom click here.