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do (something) for the best
To do something with the hope of bringing about a positive outcome. I did that for the best—I really wasn't trying to hurt your feelings.
do, mean, etc. something for the ˈbestdo or say something in order to achieve a good result or to help somebody: I just don’t know what to do for the best. ♢ I’m sorry if my advice offended you — I meant it for the best.
See also: something