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*better of someone

 and *the best of someone
triumph over someone. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) Bill got the best of John in the boxing match. I tried to get the better of Tom in the golf match, but he won anyway.
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Down at the end of the line towered the tall beggar-man, who must needs twang a bow-string with the best of them.
I'll hold the best of you twenty marks," quoth bold Robin, "that I hit the clout at threescore rods, by the good help of Our Lady fair.
He has no proposals, in that dialogue at least, for making the best of things as they are.
It is as though Aristotle were saying: "I have shown you the proper and normal type of constitution, but if you will not have it and insist on living under a perverted form, you may as well know how to make the best of it.
I had the best of it, for I always carried the mistress; her weight was little, her voice was sweet, and her hand was so light on the rein that I was guided almost without feeling it.
Society loves creole natures, and sleepy languishing manners, so that they cover sense, grace and good-will: the air of drowsy strength, which disarms criticism; perhaps because such a person seems to reserve himself for the best of the game, and not spend himself on surfaces; an ignoring eye, which does not see the annoyances, shifts, and inconveniences that cloud the brow and smother the voice of the sensitive.
Not but what, if the world had been left as God made it, I could ha' seen my way, and held my own wi' the best of 'em; but things have got so twisted round and wrapped up i' unreasonable words, as aren't a bit like 'em, as I'm clean at fault, often an' often.
Tulliver, almost convinced now that the clergy must be the best of schoolmasters.
Yet it is the best of all the Moralities which have come down to us, and may have been translated into English about 1480.
You make the best of it but after you have been a week at Hartfield, you are all of you different creatures; you do not look like the same.
Perry was a week at Cromer once, and he holds it to be the best of all the seabathing places.
CATHOLIC received the Best of Class Award for Graphic Design as well as Awards of Excellence for photography and periodical writing ("Testaments") and the Award of Merit for best in class, periodical.
The Marriott was the official hotel in 2004 for the Miss Universe pageant and it has been recognized several times as the best of the Marriott chain, Booms start at US$160.
There's a natural connection between a smooth cup of coffee and a fascinating book and we are pleased that our customers can enjoy the best of both in Borders stores.