get the best of (one)

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get the best of (one)

To overwhelm or take control of one. I never intend to be mean to Helena, but my nastiness gets the best of me whenever I'm around her.
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It gets the best of us and maybe that's what happened to Aamir.
We never can quite pull it off, it seems, and no matter how many times we play, our eight-year-old always gets the best of us.
sometimes gets the best of us, the unbound generosity of a few special people can help remind us that we are all brothers and sisters.
Nonetheless, we all have days when the world gets the best of us.