- get the better of somebody
- get the better of sb/sth idiomto 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)
.Main entry: ↑betteridiom
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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