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for best Explained

For best at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Best \Best\, n.
Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing,
or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our
ability.

{At best}, in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the
case; under the most favorable circumstances; as, life is
at best very short.

{For best}, finally. [Obs.] ``Those constitutions . . . are
now established for best, and not to be mended.''
--Milton.

{To get the best of}, to gain an advantage over, whether
fairly or unfairly.

{To make the best of}.
(a) To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the
greatest advantage. ``Let there be freedom to carry their
commodities where they can make the best of them.''
--Bacon.
(b) To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to
make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.