the better/best part of something(redirected from the best part of something)
the better part of (something)
The majority of something. I'm sorry I'm late—my doctor's appointment took the better part of an hour.
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best part of something
almost all of something; a large part of something; the major part of something. The discussion took the best part of an hour. The best part of the meeting was taken up by budgetary matters.
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the better/best part of somethingmost of something: I worked at the camp for the better part of the summer. ♢ He had lived there for the best part of fifty years.
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