To come out worse in the end

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Definition

to come out worse in the end: to finish in a worse position
idiom
to come out smelling like a rose to finish in a favorable position.

If you continue to act like this, you'll come out worse in the end. You will be in a much worse position than me!

Examples

  • "They've done it before, and they'll only come out worse in the end."

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