do better to (do something)

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do better to (do something)

Used to emphasize that something is ultimately a good idea, even if it has drawbacks. You would do better to go to a school with a stronger program in your field, even if it is further from home.
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do better to do something

used to say that it would be more sensible to do something: You’d do better to buy a good-quality radio, even if it is more expensive.
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Copps would do better to seriously consider increasing the level of support to Telefilm, especially in the areas of development, production and marketing and take a hard look at getting higher television sales for Canadian features.