someone's best bet


someone's best bet
(someone's) best bet the thing someone should do which is most likely to achieve the result they want.

If you want a cheap jacket, your best best is to try the second-hand shops.

I told him his best bet would be to get a bus as there are no direct trains.


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  • (the) best bet — the/someone’s/best bet phrase the thing or action that gives the best chance of a successful result Our best bet would be to take the train. Thesaurus: systems and methods for doing thingssynonym Main entry: bet …   Useful english dictionary

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  • best*/*/*/ — [best] grammar word summary: Best can be: ■ an adjective: Which apples are best for cooking? ♦ It was the best party I ve ever been to. ■ an adverb: We ll choose the system that works best. ■ a noun: I ll do my best. 1) the superlative form of… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bet — bet1 [bet] n. [prob. aphetic < ABET] 1. an agreement between two persons that the one proved wrong about the outcome of something will do or pay what is stipulated; wager 2. a) the proposition or terms of such an agreement b) the thing or sum… …   English World dictionary

  • bet — bet1 S1 [bet] v past tense and past participle bet present participle betting 1.) [I and T] to risk money on the result of a race, game, competition, or other future event →↑gamble ▪ How much do you want to bet? bet (sb) that ▪ He bet me £10 that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bet — 1 past tense and past participle bet or bettedpresent participle betting verb 1 (I, T) to risk money on the result of a race, game, competition, or other future event: bet (sb) that: Sean bet that I wouldn t pass my exam. | bet (sth) on: She bet… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English