best of both possible worlds

best of both possible worlds

The most ideal or desirable attributes of two different things, situations, or circumstances. We hope that by forming a bipartisan committee we will be able form a body that represents the best of both possible worlds. I believe college gives you the best of both possible worlds: a place where both study and social life can thrive.
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What you need is a very strong and well-articulated theory which indicates that what you're trying to do is get the best of both possible worlds: to maximize the useful value of land and to minimize the amount of harmful pollution, so that when you sum up the positives and the negatives, you manage to get as many positives and as few negatives as is possible.