get\ the\ worst\ of

• get the worst of
• have the worst of
v. phr.
To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most.

Joe got the worst of the argument with Molly.

- Often used in the phrase "the worst of it".

If you start a fight with Jim, you may get the worst of it.

Bill had the worst of it in his race with Al.

Jack traded his knife for a few marbles; he got the worst of it in that trade.

The driver of the car got the worst of it in the accident.

Contrast: get the better of(2)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • get the worst of it — ● worst * * * get (or have) the worst of it be in the least advantageous or successful position; suffer the most * * * get the worst of it : to lose a fight, argument, battle, etc. The bruises on his face after the fight showed that he d gotten… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the worst of — also[have the worst of] {v. phr.} To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most. * /Joe got the worst of the argument with Molly./ Often used in the phrase the worst of it . * /If you start a fight with Jim, you may get the worst of it./ * /Bill …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the worst of — also[have the worst of] {v. phr.} To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most. * /Joe got the worst of the argument with Molly./ Often used in the phrase the worst of it . * /If you start a fight with Jim, you may get the worst of it./ * /Bill …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the worst of it — ► get (or have) the worst of it suffer the most. Main Entry: ↑worst …   English terms dictionary

  • get the worst of — be defeated or beaten, suffer most He got the worst of the deal when the salesman sold him the used car …   Idioms and examples

  • get the worst of it —  Suffer defeat in competition, conflict, etc …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • get\ the\ best\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get\ the\ better\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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