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"draw/get the short straw" in British English

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draw/get the short straw

informal to have to do the least ​enjoyable of a ​range of ​duties, often because you have been ​chosen to do it: Mike ​drew the short ​straw and had to ​clean the ​bathroom.
(Definition of draw/get the short straw from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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