for the best

for the best
(all) for the best
Likely to have the best ultimate outcome
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for the best
1. Done with the best of intentions or outcome
2. See (all) for the best above
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(all) for the best
: having or producing a better result
— used to say that something will have a good result even though it was not the intended result

I won't be able to go, but maybe it's all for the best. I have a lot of work to do anyway.

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