best-laid plans

plural noun

Definition of best-laid plans

: the most carefully made plans Even the best-laid plans sometimes go wrong.

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“Best-laid plans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best-laid%20plans. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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