get the worst of

[get the worst of] also [have the worst of] {v. phr.} To lose; bedefeated or beaten in; suffer most.

Joe got the worst of theargument with Molly.

- Often used in the phrase "the worst of it".

If you start a fight with Jim, you may get the worst of it.

Billhad the worst of it in his race with Al.

Jack traded his knife fora few marbles; he got the worst of it in that trade.

The driver ofthe car got the worst of it in the accident.

Contrast: GET THE BETTEROF(2).