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a sore loser

Someone who complains, becomes upset, or otherwise reacts very negatively when he or she fails or loses at something competitive. Don't be such a sore loser, Jim. I know you pride yourself on your racquetball skills, but I beat you fair and square.
See also: loser, sore
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Sore loser culture even affects the business world.
The professional opinion: There's a bit of a crossover with the stalker in this one, but it's more negative, and the opposite of the self-deprecator - the sore loser says "not only was this not my fault but you have no idea what you've let go of and I'm going to make your life hell".
I'm not being a sore loser either, I didn't enter, and neither did any of my pals.
SORE loser Gordon Strachan suggested that PayFor-View victims should get their pounds 8 refunded after the mass sleep-in at St Mary's.
In a rare moment of generosity last year Greene, who accused Bailey of being a sore loser in Athens in 1997 saying 'a man who makes excuses doesn't add up to much,' claimed he was delighted Bailey would recover from the ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered playing basketball in time to compete at the Olympics - although as usual there was a sting in the tail.
He is a sore loser as his team and fans are, as was seen at Wembley on Sunday.
But sore loser Abramovich will do everything in his power to keep the player at Stamford Bridge.
After being told that James had suggested some of his players had such a sour taste in their mouths that they might not return to the United States in four years' time, he responded: "If he was making reference to the US team, then he is a very sore loser.
A poll of more than 1000 mums and dads found that 39 per cent were worried that if their child saw a sports hero acting like a sore loser, they would copy that behaviour.
There was a first when Federer showed a new side to his character as a sore loser while Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal took the opportunity to demonstrate their greatness, but not even David Beckham could inspire Andy Murray to Wimbledon glory.
London, Apr 9(ANI): Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has hit back at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and branded him as a sore loser for his comments following United's Champions League exit.
HEATHER Mucca Mills - is showing herself to be a very sore loser in the wake of her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney.
I'm not doing this because I'm a sore loser," he said.
Sore loser Sofya Ochigava tried to derail Katie's dreams by claiming judges always unfairly back the Irish boxer.
Murray reckons Federer has become a sore loser after failing to beat him in their last four meetings.