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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Not only does he come across as somewhat bitter to call anyone else a sore loser, there's something of a subtle concession from him that the 2016 referendum was based on lies, too.
Cruz punctuated his laudatory run for office this year with a Republican convention speech that made him look like a sore loser and then an endorsement of Donald Trump that made him look like an unprincipled sore loser.
Insisting she was not a sore loser, she wrote: "When will u stop bullying?
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- I'm not a sore loser. I just wanna tell the truth so the people will know.
NEW YORK -- Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he's not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao "because he's a sore loser and he's a coward."
"You'll be called a sore loser. It won't look good.
GUTTED Glasgow star John Barclay last night insisted he hates being labelled a gallant loser and that the narrow defeat to French giants Toulouse just left him feeling like a sore loser.
Gay and lesbian people have good reason to oppose the reelection of Joe Lieberman ["A Gay Winner & a Sore Loser," September 26].
You will think Gaucci is either a sore loser or a jackass.
Your client has four to Five hours to observe you in various circumstances: Are you a sore loser? Do you cheat?
But Kari Arnason, the former Aberdeen stopper who shackled the surly Real Madrid superstar, said: "It makes it even sweeter when he's a sore loser like that.
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.
But I'm not a sore loser. The election is now done and dusted.
``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.