for the better

idiom

: so as to produce improvement
The new policy is a change for the better.
My father's health has recently taken a turn for the better.

Examples of for the better in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Federal, state, and workforce leaders will need to work together to ensure this dramatic policy shift lives up to its immense potential for transforming the lives of American workers for the better. Bymaria Flynn, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2024 Everywhere Belt Bag Usher your teen into adulthood with an accessory that’s likely been on their radar for the better part of high school. Nykia Spradley, Glamour, 19 Mar. 2024 Conspiracy theories have been swirling on various platforms, from X (formerly Twitter) to Reddit, for the better part of two weeks. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 11 Mar. 2024 Incumbents say the city has changed for the better since gaining a 7-1 conservative majority a couple of years ago, including by challenging developers and lowering taxes, Kemmling said. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Chinese cities used to dominate global rankings of the world’s worst air quality but a raft of clean air policies over the past decade has transformed things for the better. Helen Regan, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 Now that, at long last, the case has been decided, that has changed for the better. The Editors, National Review, 13 Mar. 2024 Hopefully, this open and honest conversation will turn things around for the better for both you and your boss. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 For the main, this spicy lamb pot roast — a sort-of hybrid, somewhere between a Western pot roast and a North African tagine — definitely develops for the better when it’s allowed to rest in its juices for a while. David Tanis, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2024

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“For the better.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20better. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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