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Researchers in Spain now suggest that while the plants reap many rewards from this relationship, the ants may get the short end of the stick.
Truth be told, animals usually end up getting the short end of the stick here, literally.
With cause, because the world Strimas has created is peopled by folks who mainly have drawn the short end of the stick, who work for low wages (when they can find work) and whose main outlet or pleasure is to drink themselves silly.
In the interests of making 'everybody happy,' you compromise, but it seems you are the one always getting the short end of the stick.
iTunes has also gotten the short end of the stick, even though it's possibly the most-used application anyone uses on their computers.
Families who pay rent and do not own their own homes, are being dealt the short end of the stick once again.
The NCP is miffed that in spite of Pawar being such a senior leader, who has always sided with the government unlike some of the other allies, the Congress has often ignored and even maligned him and has given the party the short end of the stick.
And John Simpson, pictured, got the short end of the stick with an old bat who didn't have a good word to say about anyone and spent her days watching the wrestling on television.
The poor family living next to one on of these things who's paying their mortgage really gets the short end of the stick.
Some of the OEM's customers will get the short end of the stick, and retaining them will incur more expense.
This deal just repairs a problem, but the value transfer that occurred gave Yahoo the short end of the stick," said BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis.
The annual Bala Middle Distance Triathlon took place over the weekend and those who competed on Sunday had the short end of the stick when it came to the weather.