get the better of

get the better of
get the better of (someone) if a feeling gets the better of you, it becomes too strong to control.

Finally curiosity got the better of her and she opened the letter.

Try to remain calm - don't let your anger get the better of you.


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  • get\ the\ better\ of — • get the better of • get the best of v. phr. 1. To win over, beat; defeat. Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter. George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers. When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the better of — (you) to control your behavior. I didn t like what I had heard about this man, but my curiosity got the better of me and I had to meet him …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the better of — ► get the better of defeat or overcome. Main Entry: ↑better …   English terms dictionary

  • get the better of — index beat (defeat), overcome (surmount), overreach, subdue, subject, surmount Burton s Legal …   Law dictionary

  • get the better of — verb win a victory over You must overcome all difficulties defeat your enemies He overcame his shyness He overcame his infirmity Her anger got the better of her and she blew up • Syn: ↑overcome, ↑defeat …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of — or[get the best of] {v. phr.} 1. To win over, beat; defeat. * /Our team got the best of the visitors in the last quarter./ * /George got the better of Robert in a game of checkers./ * /When the opposing player fouled John, John let his anger get… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the better of — verb a) To overwhelm or overcome Adam said, My temper got the better of me, and I said things as wasnt true. b) to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade. Many people returned to work a bit anxious, they acknowledged, but grimly… …   Wiktionary

  • get the better of someone — get the better of (someone) if a feeling gets the better of you, it becomes too strong to control. Finally curiosity got the better of her and she opened the letter. Try to remain calm don t let your anger get the better of you …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

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