the best of both worlds

Definition of the best of both worlds

  1. :  all the advantages of two different situations and none of the disadvantages I have the best of both worlds—a wonderful family and a great job.

Word by Word Definitions

bestplay
  1. : superlative ofgood

    :  excelling all others

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

  1. : superlative ofwell

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

    :  most

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

    :  one that is best

    :  the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. :  to get the better of :  outdo

  1. :  had best (see 2best 1)

bothplay
  1. :  the one as well as the other

  1. : used as a function word to indicate and stress the inclusion of each of two or more things specified by coordinated words, phrases, or clauses

  1. :  being the two :  affecting or involving the one and the other

worldplay worlds
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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