Mess with the best , die like the rest

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Mess with the best , die like the rest

Postby ZarrinPour » Mon, 05 May 2008 06:30:37 -0500

Hi
Could any one tell me what this expression mean?

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Re: Mess with the best , die like the rest

Postby Deborah the ESL Tutor » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:51:57 -0500

Hi

It means that the strongest person wins. For instance in the past, a person would aggressively attack another , often killing them, if they insulted or threatened them.
It has military connotations too, as the mess is a place where service personnel dine and relax.

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