have the best of (something)

have the best of (something)

To be in an advantageous position. We had the best of this game until the opposition tied the score.
See also: have, of
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get/have the ˈbest of something

gain more advantage from something than somebody else: I thought you had the best of that discussion.
See also: get, have, of, something
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