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 the worst of it.

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Recent Examples on the Web For this reason, epidemiologists worried that India, a country of 1.4 billion people, would get the worst of it. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 17 May 2021 But Simpkins seems to get the worst of it. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 But Matthew seemed to get the worst of it, spending a week in bed at a hotel room the family used for isolation. NBC News, 4 Oct. 2020

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