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

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.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of get the short end of the stick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “get the short end of the stick”

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