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go to the worst

To lose or experience the most negative aspects of something. Did you see his black eye? He must have gone to the worst in that fight!
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At a time of uncertainty the most needy are going to the worst end of the stick.
The sky was filled with helicopters but they were going to the worst hit areas.
"If we have a big event, we're going to have our emergency response people maxed out - going to the worst first - so (residents) need to be able to take care of themselves for 72 hours," said Chuck Solin, the city's loss control and environmental manager.