it's for the best


1. used to say that something is better than one might think or it initially appears to be






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I know it seems bad now, but it's probably for the best

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The expression it's for the best is usually used to reassure someone that something difficult like a decision although difficult, is in the best interest of others or is for the greater good.

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  1. I was disappointed to miss out on the house I wanted to buy, but it's for the best because I probably couldn't have afforded it anyway.
  2. I didn't want to put down my dog but she was very old and in a lot of pain so it was for the best.

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  1. It's probably for the best that I missed out on that promotion because, in the long run, it will mean I can spend more time with my family.
  2. I know that you don't want to sell the business, but I think it's for the best. Your heart just isn't in it anymore.

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