with the best will in the world

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Definition of with the best will in the world

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: with the most sincere desire and effort to do something good or worthwhile used especially to say that it is not possible to do something even if one wants to do it very much Even with the best will in the world, the work cannot be done that quickly.

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“With the best will in the world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20the%20best%20will%20in%20the%20world. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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