get the worst of it
Also, have the worst of it. Be defeated, experience a disadvantage, or suffer the most harm. For example, In any argument Joe usually gets the worst of it, or If we play the last three games as scheduled, our team is bound to have the worst of it, or The car got the worst of it, and no one was hurt. These phrases survive many older ones (such as go to the worst and come by the worst) in which worst is used in the sense of “defeat,” a usage dating from about 1500. Also see get the better (best) of.
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But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
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Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.