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English definition of “get the short end of the stick”

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get the short end of the stick

US and Australian English
to suffer the bad effects of a situation: The people who get the short end of the stick are those whose income is just too high to qualify for help from the government.
Translations of “get the short end of the stick”
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒楣,承受某情況的惡果…
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒霉,承受某情况的恶果…
(Definition of get the short end of the stick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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