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 Bessus.Best Man (at a wedding). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Best.
 
At best or At the very best. Looking at the matter in the most favourable light. Making every allowance.   1
        “Life at best is but a mingled yarn.”
   At one’s best. At the highest or best point attainable by the person referred to.   2
   For the best. With the best of motives; with the view of obtaining the best results.   3
   I must make the best of my way home. It is getting late and I must use my utmost diligence to get home as soon as possible.   4
   To have the best of it, or, To have the best of the bargain. To have the advantage or best of a transaction.   5
   To make the best of the matter. To submit to ill-luck with the best grace in your power.   6
 


 Bessus.Best Man (at a wedding). 

 
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