come off worse

come off worse

To be viewed even more unfavorably in a negative situation, as due to one's actions. I know that losing the meet was very disappointing, but you'll come off worse if you're rude to your fellow competitors too.
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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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