get the better of something

get the better of something
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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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of someone — 1) if an emotion or feeling gets the better of you, it is too strong for you to control and it makes you do something that you did not intend to do Smith s anger got the better of him once again, and he started to attack the referee. 2) to defeat …   English dictionary

  • get\ the\ best\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get a handle on something — get a handle on (something) informal to find a way to understand a situation in order to control it. We need to get a better handle on the effects of climate change …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) better part of something — the best/better/part of something phrase almost all of something, especially a period of time The journey will take him the best part of a year. Thesaurus: almost and almost notsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) bigger the better — the sooner/bigger/quicker/etc the better phrase used for saying that you want something to be as soon big quick etc as possible I want you to get rid of those people, and the sooner the better. Thesaurus: as much as possible …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) sooner the better — the sooner/bigger/quicker/etc the better phrase used for saying that you want something to be as soon big quick etc as possible I want you to get rid of those people, and the sooner the better. Thesaurus: as much as possible …   Useful english dictionary

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