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for the better

Resulting in a more positive situation or outcome. He has started drinking a lot less, which is definitely a change for the better. Moving overseas was a huge undertaking, but I feel like it was ultimately for the better.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*for the better

to be an improvement. (*Typically: be ~; be a change ~.) A change of government would be for the better. A new winter coat would certainly be for the better.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

for the better

Resulting in or aiming at an improvement: Her condition took a turn for the better.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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