best of both worlds

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*best of both worlds

a situation wherein one can enjoy two different opportunities. (*Typically: enjoy ~; have ~; live in ~.) When Don was a fellow at the university, he had the privileges of a professor and the freedom of a student. He had the best of both worlds. Donna hated to have to choose between retirement and continuing working. She wanted to do both so she could live in the best of both worlds.
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The Best of Both Worlds continues the long musical tradition at Fellowship, which released 25 albums under the leadership of Jenkins' predecessor, Reverend Clay Evans.
In a paired or combination plan, you have the best of both worlds.
Best of Both Worlds Concert Live CD + Highlights DVD contains 14 live hit tracks - seven by Hannah Montana, including a duet of "We Got the Party" with the Jonas Brothers, and seven by Miley Cyrus.
This building offers the best of both worlds - the complete corporate environment, including concierge, cafeteria and first-class amenities package that every leading company and/or professional firm demands today - but at a highly competitive price," said Mr.
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Companies previously had to choose between Rivermine's market-leading TEM software or a traditional managed service route, but eXPERTSolutions offers the best of both worlds," said Mark Logan, CEO, Rivermine.
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JBoss offers enterprises the best of both worlds - the zero-cost software licenses and code-base access common in open source and the accountability and support services expected of traditional software vendors.