best bet

noun

Definition of best bet

: safest or most reliable course of action : surest means to a desired end : most advantageous approach : most satisfactory choice the pilot's best bet was to make an emergency landing the best bet for stabilizing the national economy

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First Known Use of best bet

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Best bet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best%20bet. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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