bring out the best in somebody

bring out the best in (one)

To cause one to exhibit one's best traits. Mrs. Smith must bring out the best in her students—they all get good grades in her class and are very engaged with the subject matter. My kids never misbehave when you watch them, so you definitely bring out the best in them!
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bring out the ˈbest in somebody

make somebody show their best qualities: Sometimes it takes a crisis to bring out the best in people. OPPOSITE: bring out the worst in somebody
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