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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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The Argentina international went off at half-time against Watford during the 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road after coming off worse in an aerial challenge.
The Argentinian international went off at half-time against Watfordduring the 1-1 draw at Vicarage Roadafter coming off worse in an aerial challenge towards the end of the first period.
The 42-year-old confronted the writer of the note before a fight ensued, which resulted in her coming off worse.
Eubank caught Groves with a pearler of a right at the start of the third before they swept into each other, with Eubank coming off worse, suffering that cut above his right eye.
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Birmingham Crown Court heard Fuller-Smithen stabbed Ali Omar, 19, after "coming off worse" in a wrestling match near the city's cathedral on August 22 last year.
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