for\ the\ best

for\ the\ best
adj or adv. phr.
good or best; not bad as thought; lucky; well, happily.

Maybe it's for the best that your team lost; now you know how the other boys felt.

John's parents thought it would be for the best if he stayed out of school for the rest of the year.

Often used in the phrase "turn out for the best".

You feel unhappy now because you got sick and couldn't go with your friends, but it will all turn out for the best.

Compare: turn out(6)
Contrast: for the worse

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