the better for something

(all) the better for (something)

Improved or made better by (doing) something. It was tough, but I feel the better for having confronted her about my feelings. I'm sorry I got so ratty with you earlier. I think we'll both be all the better for a full night's sleep.
See also: better

(all) the better for something

made better by something or by doing something; benefiting from something: You’ll be all the better for a weekend by the sea.
See also: better, something
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I should have been the better for something of this kind, in my last garden expedition, at night; eh, Sam?
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