Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

it's for the best

it's for the best
Meaning(s)
1) used to say that something is better than one might think or it initially appears to be
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    • I know it seems bad now, but it's probably for the best
  • Analysis
    The expression it's for the best is usually used to reassure someone that something difficult like a decision although difficult, is in the best interest of others or is for the greater good.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I was disappointed to miss out on the house I wanted to buy, but it's for the best because I probably couldn't have afforded it anyway.
    2. I didn't want to put down my dog but she was very old and in a lot of pain so it was for the best.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It's probably for the best that I missed out on that promotion because, in the long run, it will mean I can spend more time with my family.
    2. I know that you don't want to sell the business, but I think it's for the best. Your heart just isn't in it anymore.
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