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better halfspouse
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get betterTo improve.
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get betterTo recover from an illness.
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had betterShould; ought to; need to.
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better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.
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build a better mousetrapTo invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.
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better safe than sorryIt is preferable to be cautious in one's choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.
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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.
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think better of itTo change one's mind; especially to decide against.
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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.
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two heads are better than oneSome problems may be solved more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.
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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.
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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597
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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.
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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.
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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.
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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.
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if you want a thing done well, do it yourselfIt is better to do something oneself, than rely on others to do it well.
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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.
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brass ringFiguratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.
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all-conqueringthis is used when you are describing someone or something as better than anyone else. They are at the top level they can be
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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.
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bang up jobSomething done very well; something performed above average or better than expected.
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believe you meAn emphatic form of "believe me"; you [the subject] had better believe me [the speaker].
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circles aroundFar faster or better than.
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go it aloneTo do something alone or independently, especially something that is normally or better done in groups.
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good fences make good neighborsIt is better to mind one's own business than get involved with other people's affairs.
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halfway decentGood - better than expected.
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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.
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head and shouldersTo a considerable degree; better; outstanding.
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hold up one's endI'm holding up my end and you had better hold up yours.
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huckleberry above a persimmonSomething better than something else.
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if you can't beat them, join themIf your adversaries are stronger than yourself, it is better to join the adversaries.
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in shapeI guess I'd better get my room in shape if I have guests.
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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.
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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieres
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live by the sword, die by the swordOne who uses violence can expect a violent response. It is better to try to use peaceful means wherever possible.(figuratively) One can expect dire outcomes from any vice; used to convey poetic justice.
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more like itBetter, more desirable.
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one upTo outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.
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one-upTo outdo, to do something slightly better than a competitor's prior effort.
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open one's big mouthTo speak about things, when it would be better to stay silent.
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out of sightYou better stay out of sight for a few days.
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out on the tilesI've had a pint of bitter and now I'm feeling better and I'm out on the tiles." Led Zeppelin in their song "Out on the tiles", 1970.
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patience is a virtueit is better to be patient than impatient
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polish the appleIt was common for children to bring a nice apple to their teacher to enhance their public relations status: "Polish It For Better Relations"
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rose-colored glassesAn optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.
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stuck upSnobbish, conceited; believing oneself to be better than others; haughty.
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to be the cat's whiskersTo perform better than was generally supposed possible.
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toe the markYou Better 'Mind Your Business', Stick To The Essentials, Follow The Rules, Work With The Program, Pay Attention:
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top it all offTo emphasize or underscore; to make something even better or worse.
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