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  1. roseriver1012's Avatar
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    #1

    Question have the best

    "It is not easy to deal with all of our fears and worries. When your fears and anxieties have the best of you, try to calm down and then get the facts of the situation. "

    What does "have the best of you" mean here? Thanks for your reply!

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    #2

    Re: have the best

    They (temporarily) defeat/overcome you.

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    #3

    Re: have the best

    A more common idiom is 'get the better of you'.

    Rover

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