(all) the better to (do something)

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(all) the better to (do something)

Easier or more effective to do something as a result. A: "Unfortunately, you're first project is going to be pretty detailed and labor-intensive." B: "That's all right—all the better to learn the company's data-entry system." A: "Grandma, your glasses are so big!" B: "The better to see you with, my dear."
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the better to —

so as to — better.
1986 Peter Mathiessen Men's Lives Francis ran both motors with their housings off, the better to tinker with them.
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