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Definition of "get the better of" [get the better of]

  • To overwhelm or overcome (verb)
  • To trick or con. (verb)
  • To gain an advantage over. (verb)

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Use "get the better of" in a sentence
  • "At first he meant to repaper the room, but afterwards he said that I was letting it get the better of me, and that nothing was worse for a nervous patient than to give way to such fancies."
  • "“I shall get the better of all these Sons of Darkness,” Morris vowed, “and in the end oblige them to acknowledge the Services they try to Traduce.”"
  • "You'll have to get up earlier before you get the better of Robert Lefroy."