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somebody's best bet

the thing someone should do which is most likely to achieve the result they want If you want a cheap jacket, your best best is to try the second-hand shops. I told him his best bet would be to get a bus as there are no direct trains.
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13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Best Bet on Sports, America's leading website for sports handicappers is proud to announce the latest statistics on the sports handicapping success of its membership.
It's hard to make a strong case for any of the sides, though, so the best bet could be that there's no Triple Crown winner.
AFTER a frantic World Cup football one qualifier Northern Ireland-Switzerland travel Group E and best bet to use a hole The Swiss are unbeaten should be backed with one win 12 have 4-7 at take minus with And after a fine start that dragged the northerners from rock he ck bottom back into the race for survival his side have hit a brick wall.
Hyundai's Azera and Sonata models have been awarded the 2013 ALG's Highest Residual Award and The Car Book Best Bet 2012 Award.
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).
What the mayor's put on the table is the best bet for fixing the LAUSD.
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.
PORTMANTEAU falls some way short of star status at Sir Michael Stoute's Freemason Lodge yard but the filly has enough ability to make her mark in the right company and she looks the best bet of the day at Kempton Park tomorrow night.