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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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.
Manny Pacquiao said when asked about his reaction to Floyd Mayweather's statement that he was not interested in a rematch with the Filipino boxer because he's a sore loser and he's a coward.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People are calling Arsenal sore losers but everyone with a winning mentality is a sore loser.
I guess he was a sore loser and figured if it can't be me, it won't be anyone.