get the better of somebody

get the better of somebody
get the better of sb/sth idiom
to defeat sb/sth or gain an advantage

No one can get the better of her in an argument.

She always gets the better of an argument.

His curiosity got the better of him

(= he didn't intend to ask questions, but he wanted to know so badly that he did)


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