a sore loser

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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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A fiery temper, ruddy complexion and reputation for being a sore loser all add up to the current Netherlands national team coaching being the true successor to Sir Alex Ferguson's throne.
THERE'S nothing worse than a sore loser, Lord Alan Sugar.
A poll of more than 1,000 mums and dads found that 39% were worried that if their child saw a sports hero acting like a sore loser, they would copy that behaviour.
Gay and lesbian people have good reason to oppose the reelection of Joe Lieberman ["A Gay Winner & a Sore Loser," September 26].
I'm kind of a sore loser, so I'm a little disappointed,'' said Robertson, who leads the Anteaters (3-8) into tonight's nonconference match at 7 p.
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.
People are calling Arsenal sore losers but everyone with a winning mentality is a sore loser.
I suppose we all heard the same speech when we were children: ``Nobody likes a sore loser.
They say I'm a sore loser, but they're not going to see me anymore -I am through,'' the 72 year -old Arum said afterwards.
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This only makes the situation worse for De La Hoya: He'll be seen by many as a sore loser rather than someone standing up for boxing, as he says he's doing.
Things got a little fizz-ical, however, when a sore loser sprayed champagne over the victors, accidentally soaking her.
I guess he was a sore loser and figured if it can't be me, it won't be anyone.
It would be nice if, for once, these liberals would come up with some meaningful facts, instead of lying and doing the only thing a sore loser would be expected to: saying it wasn't fair, you cheated.
The world's greatest female sprinter, who could win as many as four gold medals at the Atlanta Games, is still known as a sore loser.