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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.
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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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IT'S not often a plankwielding attacker comes off worse, but that's what happened to convicted thug John Laurence Sinclair.
She comes off worse when dealing with unfavourable views in the social media.
And guess who comes off worse? Not the one old enough to know better.
The first instalment - watched by nearly 10 million people - irked reviewer Jane Clare Jones who said "you've got to worry when a woman comes off worse in 2012 than in 1891".
The first instalment - watched by nearly 10 million people - irked Guardian reviewer Jane Clare Jones who said "you've got to worry when a woman comes off worse in 2012 than in 1891."
OUCH: Chris Burke comes off worse against Joe Heath and Danny Williams HERE WE GO: Adam Rooney takes on Hereford United's Harry Pell.
7 mins: Lucas comes off worse from an aerial 50/50 with Tim Cahill.
Of the two, Hudson - who was also one of the film's producers - comes off worse. Liv is a successful lawyer and something of a bully.
"It's the fact that lorries try to use this narrow road as a short-cut and they get stuck, and it's usuallymy house that comes off worse.
Kay Two (near side) just comes off worse in a battle with Cape Royal at Epsom - he is the better-drawn horse today