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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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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.
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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.
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better Dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.
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better halfspouse
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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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better than sexSuperlative; wonderful.
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better the devil you knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the devil you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the devil you don't knowSomething bad and familiar is better than something bad and unknown.
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better the devil you know than the one you don'tAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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better the devil you know than the one you don't knowAlternative form of better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
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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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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 watch your mouth!Watch what you say....
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build a better mousetrapTo invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.
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discretion is the better part of valorAlternative form of discretion is the better part of valour.
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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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get betterTo improve.
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get betterTo recover from an illness.
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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.
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had betterShould; ought to; need to.
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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.
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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.
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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.
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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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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.
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take a turn for the betterTo start to become better; to improve.
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think better of itTo change one's mind; especially to decide against.
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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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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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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.
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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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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.
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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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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.
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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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bring homeTo make clearer or better understood
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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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hop upto make something, especially a machine, better (faster, bigger etc.)
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