have the best of

have the best of (something)

To be in a better or more advantageous position than someone else. We had the best of this game until the opposition tied the score.
See also: have, of

have the best of someone or something

to defeat someone or something. I'm afraid you have the best of me. We had the best of the opposite team by the end of the first half.
See also: have, of
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