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(one's)/the best bet

The action or idea that is most likely to be successful. At this hour, taking the highway is your best bet if you want to get there on time. This method of testing is the best bet for getting an uncontaminated result.
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your best bet

the most favourable option available in particular circumstances.
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the/your best bet

(informal) the best thing for you to do in a particular situation: Your best bet is to leave the car here and get a bus into town.
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The best bet is heading to Rusty's Ridge, the Oriskany, or Timber Holes for some hot early season king mackerel action and possibly even a blackfin tuna.
They have, however, netted in those three losses so best bet could be both to score at 4-5 with bet365.
Each week we ask an industry professional and a greyhound enthusiast for their best bets of the weekend, plus the top pick from the greyhound desk THE INSIDER Andrew Mascarenhas Kinsley racing manager BEST bet Killahara Molly 3.
Hyundai's Azera and Sonata models have been awarded the 2013 ALG's Highest Residual Award and The Car Book Best Bet 2012 Award.
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SPORTINGBET, English cricket's best bet, have teamed up with the South Wales Echo to offer fans the chance to get to the heart of English cricket by winning a pair of tickets to see England take on Pakistan in the first NatWest International T20 Match on Sunday, September 5 at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.
The Aussie full back in quoted at 16-1with Skybet to notch a try treble and if you do want to try and make a bit of pocket-money out of the bookies then looking at player odds is definitely the best bet.
Talida, owned by Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and to be ridden by Gary Hind, is the best bet in the Shaikh Nasser Cup for locally bred Group Three horses.
The best bet is that "The Hitman" can win with a knock-out (5-1 William Hill).
And Betemit's best bet for holding off that challenge will be to even out his production from both sides of the plate.
Your best bet is to apply only enough pre-load tension to the springs to securely close the breechblock at the loading elevation (less than 300 mils).
DRAG RACE: "In some circumstances, your best bet calls for singling out one competitor and putting the pedal to the metal racing against them to win the category.
If you're ever faced with taking an inkblot test, your best bet is to decline it, especially if your life, liberty, or nuts are on the line in a court of law or shrink's office.