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draw/get the short straw

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw/get the short strawdraw/get the short strawJOB/TASKto be given something difficult or unpleasant to do, especially when other people have been given something better Giles drew the short straw, and has to give us a talk this morning. short
Examples from the Corpus
draw/get the short strawRose had drawn the short straw, and was thus forced to seek Lord Westbourne clasping the Romanov dagger.
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