a sore loser

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a sore loser

Someone who complains, becomes upset, or otherwise reacts very negatively when they fail or lose 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.
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I'm not being a sore loser either, I didn't enter, and neither did any of my pals.
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.
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Swinson might be a tough competitor, but he is still a sore loser - and he admitted he is fed up with being on the wrong end of results.
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THE SORE LOSER Telltale signs: Stages a smear campaign all over town claiming ex-boyfriend was clumsy in the bedroom, leaves abusive messages on his voicemail, throws rotten tomatoes at his car.
But sore loser Abramovich will do everything in his power to keep the player at Stamford Bridge.
I'm not doing this because I'm a sore loser," he said.
THERE'S nothing worse than a sore loser, Lord Alan Sugar.
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.
HEATHER Mucca Mills - is showing herself to be a very sore loser in the wake of her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney.