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to get the better of sth

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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english 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

  • better — bet|ter1 W1S1 [ˈbetə US ər] adj [: Old English; Origin: betera] 1.) [comparative of good] more useful, interesting, satisfactory, effective, suitable etc ≠ ↑worse ▪ Your stereo is better than mine. ▪ a better job with a better salary ▪ There must …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • better — 1 adjective (comparative of good) 1 more useful, interesting, satisfactory, effective, suitable etc: Your stereo is better than mine. | a better job with a better salary | It was one of the better Broadway shows I ve seen. | There must be a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • better*/*/*/ — [ˈbetə] grammar word summary: Better can be: ■ an adjective: a better method of teaching languages ■ an adverb: Our opponents played better than we did. ■ a noun: There has been a change for the better. 1) the comparative form of ‘good and ‘well …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • (the) best 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

  • better luck next time — spoken phrase used for encouraging someone who has not been successful at something Thesaurus: ways of wishing someone lucksynonym luck and luckinesshyponym Main entry: better * * * better luck next time see …   Useful english dictionary

  • better — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Better is used with these nouns as the object: ↑record {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 comparative of ‘good’ VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ get …   Collocations dictionary


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