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come off worse
To be viewed even more unfavorably in a negative situation, as due to one's actions. I know that losing the race was very disappointing, but you'll come off worse if you're rude to your fellow competitors, too.
come off ˈworse lose a fight, competition, etc. or suffer more compared with others: Don’t worry about him. People who try to hurt him usually find they come off a lot worse than he does.
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Marsden came off worse
when going for a 50-50 challenge with the Gainsborough goalkeeper.