LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||19/ABR/2009 6:10 PM|
|Assunto:||get the better of somebody...|
"they will get the better of you", this is so strange!
get the better of =>
a) if your feelings are or wishes get the better of you, they make you in a way you would not normally behave.
as in: My curiosity got the better of me and I opened the letter.
I think her nerves got the better of her.
See? a curiosidade a venceu, take out the better of her...etc
b)to defeat someone or deal succesfuly with a problem.
I couldn´t think one example to that one, it took the better of me.
Sim, a definição saiu ganhando/me pegou/me venceu.
The a) is more commom in usage.
Hope it helps. PP.
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