had better/best do something
had better (do something)
Should. You had better listen to what I'm saying before you get yourself into more trouble.
See also: better
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had better/best do somethingused to tell somebody what you think they should do: You’d better lock the door before you leave: there are lots of thieves about. ♢ Hadn’t you better check to see if the baby is all right? ♢ ‘Shall I phone her now?’ ‘You’d best not. She might be asleep.’
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