come off second best

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Definition of come off second best

chiefly British
: to finish in second place : to fail to win Our team came off second best.

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“Come off second best.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20off%20second%20best. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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