the better part of (something)(redirected from better part of something)
the better part of (something)
The majority of something. I'm sorry I'm late—my doctor's appointment took the better part of an hour.
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the better/best part of somethingmost of something: I worked at the camp for the better part of the summer. ♢ He had lived there for the best part of fifty years.
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