get the better of you

get the better of you
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.


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  • 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 — (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 — (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 — 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 someone — 1) if an emotion or feeling gets the better of you, it is too strong for you to control and it makes you do something that you did not intend to do Smith s anger got the better of him once again, and he started to attack the referee. 2) to defeat …   English dictionary

  • To get the better of — Get Get (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. {Got} (g[o^]t) (Obs. {Gat} (g[a^]t)); p. p. {Got} (Obsolescent {Gotten} (g[o^]t t n)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Getting}.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L. prehendere to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get\ the\ worst\ of — • get the worst of • have the worst of v. phr. To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most. Joe got the worst of the argument 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.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get the worst of — also[have the worst of] {v. phr.} To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most. * /Joe got the worst of the argument 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./ * /Bill …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get the worst of — also[have the worst of] {v. phr.} To lose; be defeated or beaten in; suffer most. * /Joe got the worst of the argument 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./ * /Bill …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Get the Party Started — «Get the Party Started» Сингл …   Википедия

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