know best


variants or know what's best
: to know or understand better than someone else what should be done
I would take the highway myself, but you live here so you know best.
I'll do whatever you say. You know what's best.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Oz also told Hannity that his view on education policy is that the people who know best are the parents and local educators, rather than larger government bodies. Fox News, 2 Dec. 2021 Marshall spoke at a press conference with leaders of the associations representing city and county governments, who are trying to help their members know best how to put the money to work. Mike Cason |, al, 13 Apr. 2021 Through Cleary’s work, my sons can see that the big guys don’t always know best or win. Kristin Girten, The Conversation, 8 Apr. 2021 Below, shop her make-up essentials to always looking poolside apropos—after all, Martha really does know best. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 6 Apr. 2021 Team leads know best what their teams need, including how to maximize productivity, engagement, and collaboration. Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2023 The people who know best about inefficiencies are at the bottom of the organization. Roberta Matuson, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 Tolkien split his stories into three main eras: The Hobbit and LOTR take place in the Third Age, the period most fans know best. Christian Holub,, 14 June 2022 Letting the doctors and scientists that know best help direct the preventative measures the United States should take moving forward form the COVID 19 Pandemic. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 See More

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“Know best.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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