Meaning of “get the short end of the stick” in the English Dictionary

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"get the short end of the stick" in British English

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get the short end of the stick

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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.

(Definition of “get the short end of the stick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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