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the best of British (luck)

A wish for good luck, used especially when it is believed that there is not much chance for success or a positive outcome. Primarily heard in UK. You want to play for Man U one day? The best of British! I don't think he'll succeed, but I wish him the best of British luck.
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the best of British

used to wish someone well in an enterprise, especially when you are almost sure it will be unsuccessful. informal
This phrase is an abbreviation of the best of British luck to you .
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The British High Commission, in collaboration with the UK Department for International Trade, British Council and VisitBritain, is presenting the GREAT Britain Festival (1 14 November), consisting of events that showcase the best of British tourism, values and culture, literature, music and food.
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