End of stick

Posted by R. Berg on June 12, 2001

In Reply to: Phrase posted by prizongard on June 11, 2001

: I have been trying to find the meaning to the phrase "bad end of the stick" and can not find it anywhere, if anyone can help me , it would greatly appreciated.

That exact wording isn't familiar to me, but it probably has the same meaning as "the short end of the stick": someone who gets the short end of the stick is getting a bad deal, is being cheated, is being put at a disadvantage.