get the better of

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get the better of (someone or something)

To gain superiority, mastery, or an advantage over someone or something; to get control over someone or something. I knew I shouldn't be meddling in other people's business, but my curiosity got the better of me. I know we could have beaten them in last week's game, but they just got the better of us from the start.
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get the better of

Also, get the best of; have the better or best of . Become superior to or master someone or something; win out. For example, John's common sense got the better of his pride, and he apologized, or Her older sister was always trying to get the best of her, or He was determined to have the better of his competitors. [c. 1600] Also see get the drop on.
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get the better of

win an advantage over someone; defeat or outwit someone.
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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.
'We'll eat and drink of the best, and sleep our best, and make the best of it every way.
Best of all, do I see you, my friends, throw the golden ball!
DUBAI: The best of Hollywood has gathered in Los Angeles, as the 91st Academy Awards, or just Oscars, have kicked off.
As we have for over a decade, the Awards aim to honour the best of the best within the Islamic finance industry.
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The Best of Broad Street Awards, supported by the Birmingham Mail, recognises venues, individuals and teams that work in the Golden Mile.
AUBURN - The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2010 Best of Auburn business contest.
A welcome addition to the "Best of the Best" cookbook series, Best Of The Best From Idaho Cookbook: Selected Recipes From Idaho's Favorite Cookbooks is a spiral-bound compilation selected from Idaho's most popular cookbooks especially to aid cooks of all skill and experience levels in bringing a taste of Idaho country flavor to the kitchen.
"Best Of The Best From Missouri Cookbook: Selected Recipes From Missouri's Favorite Cookbooks" is a spiral-bound collection of hundreds of recipes drawn from a large number the most beloved cookbooks published in the "Show Me" state by private individuals, non-profit organizations, and small presses.
Real estate marketing firm Posner Advertising brought home two National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) "Pillars of the Industry" multifamily industry awards last week, for its "Best of the Best" marketing strategies for clients Buttonwood Real Estate, Metro Loft Management and Citi Habitats Marketing Group.
But Oasis and the hotly-tipped Gorillaz left empty-handed.: BEST OF BRITISH:Here is the full list of winners for this year's Brit Awards: Best British Male - James Blunt Best British Female - KT Tunstall Best British Group - Kaiser Chiefs Best British Album - Coldplay (X&Y) Best British Single - Coldplay (Speed of Sound) Best British Breakthrough Act - Arctic Monkeys Best British Urban Act - Lemar Best British Rock Act - Kaiser Chiefs Best British Live Act - Kaiser Chiefs Best Pop Act - James Blunt Best International Male - Kanye West Best International Female - Madonna Best International Group - Green Day Best International Album - Green Day (American Idiot) Best International Breakthrough Act - Jack Johnson Outstanding Contribution to Music - Paul Weller.
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.
It's popular "Best of Peru" program offers itineraries from six to 19 days that include stops at the major cities and attractions.