the best/better/greater part of

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Definition of the best/better/greater part of

: more than half of (something) : most of (something) It took us the better part of a week to finish the job. We've been waiting for the best part of an hour. They live here for the greater part of the year.

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“The best/better/greater part of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20best%2Fbetter%2Fgreater%20part%20of. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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