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to get the short end of the stick is to suffer the bad effects of a situation.
Good Samaritan laws exist so that people who have a desire to help don't wind up getting the short end of the stick.

I really suck at writing about myself, so in application processes that require personal statements, I really get the short end of the stick.
by ssnickerer July 10, 2008
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
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"Wait a minute Jack, I've been in prison for three years. If she's been getting the short end of the stick, maybe she'd like to go a couple of laps around the track with us!"
by brendan June 27, 2004
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