the best of British (luck)

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the best of British (luck)

A wish for good luck, used especially when it is believed that there is not much chance for success or a positive outcome. Primarily heard in UK. You want to play for Man U one day? The best of British! I don't think he'll succeed, but I wish him the best of British luck.
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the best of British

used to wish someone well in an enterprise, especially when you are almost sure it will be unsuccessful. informal
This phrase is an abbreviation of the best of British luck to you .
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One can only wish the new venture the best of British luck.
I wish England the best of British luck in their campaign, until their thuggish supporters bring disgrace to the UK once again.
I believe she's on her way to becoming the new Queen of Broadway and I want to wish her the best of British luck. - Kenneth Ladzrie, Newcastle.
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In which case, I can only wish you the best of British luck.
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And with Raymond committed to a partnership with whoever's five-course meal is deemed to be the least worst, may we wish him the best of British luck.