best/surest/safest bet

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of best/surest/safest bet

: something that is most likely to happen or be successful
  • If you want to get there early, your best/surest/safest bet is to take a different road.

Word by Word Definitions

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

  3. : most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative of well

  2. : in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage

  3. : most

  1. : the best (see 1best) state or part

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)

sure play surest
  1. : safe from danger or harm

  2. : firmly established : steadfast

  3. : reliable, trustworthy

  1. : surely

safe play safest
  1. : free from harm or risk : unhurt

  2. : secure from threat of danger, harm, or loss

  3. : successful at getting to a base in baseball without being put out

  1. : a place or receptacle to keep articles (such as valuables) safe

  2. : condom

bet play
  1. : something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue : wager

  2. : the act of giving such a pledge

  3. : something to wager on

  1. : to stake on the outcome of an issue or the performance of a contestant

  2. : to be able to be sure that

  3. : to maintain with or as if with a bet


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