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best bet


the most satisfactory option under the circumstances; the choice most likely to bring success

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  • No telling where I'd find either, but the Fremont House was my best bet.

  • You hardly knew which was the best bet in balls—three, high, moth, or snow.

  • "That's our best bet, unless it's a nor'wester," she agreed.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • The lifeboats had seemed to be the best bet, except that Meta had told him they had no fuel.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • And phrases: dollars to doughnuts, on the job, that gets me, one best bet.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
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best bet


The most advantageous course of action: Your best bet is to make all decisions yourself (1941+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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