Definition of Get the better of

1. Verb. Win a victory over. "The fighter managed to get the better of his opponent"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition of Get the better of

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To overwhelm or overcome ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To trick or con. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To gain an advantage over. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get The Better Of

get something off one's chest
get something over with
get something straight
get started
get stranded
get stuck
get stuck in
get stuck into
get stuffed
get taken in
get the axe
get the bacon bad
get the ball rolling
get the best
get the best of
get the better of (current term)
get the boot
get the chop
get the drift
get the drop on
get the elbow
get the goods
get the goods on
get the hang
get the hang of
get the hint
get the job done
get the jump
get the knack
get the lead out

Literary usage of Get the better of

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1. Government by All the People; Or: The Initiative, the Referendum, and the by Delos Franklin Wilcox (1912)
"... SPECIAL INTERESTS TO get the better of THE PEOPLE THUS far we have been considering objections to the Initiative that have their origin in conservatism. ..."

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