(had) best (do something)

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(had) best (do something)

It is a good idea or in one's best interest to do something. I'd best get to bed early tonight, since I have to be at the airport at 3:30 AM. You best call your mother before she hears about your pregnancy from someone else.
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(had) best do something

ought to do something, had better do something. Mary had best learn to mind her manners. You best listen to what I say.
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