know best

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know best

To have more knowledge and experience about something than anyone else. You should listen to her advice—after all, Mother knows best. As the person who designed the entire system, I think I know best about how to protect our users.
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know ˈbest

know what should be done in a situation because you have knowledge and/or experience: ‘I want to get up.’ ‘But the doctor said you were to stay in bed, and he knows best.’Everyone said that I shouldn’t go there alone but I thought I knew best.
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References in classic literature ?
Vholes, self-contained as usual, voice and all, "it is a part of my professional duty to know best.
To this, Mrs Nickleby only replied that she durst say she was very stupid, indeed she had no doubt she was, for her own children almost as much as told her so, every day of her life; to be sure she was a little older than they, and perhaps some foolish people might think she ought reasonably to know best.
Trundle ought to know best how she felt herself, to which Mrs.
Although Abbott demonstrably knows best for herself, she purports to know best for parents who must send their children to Labour's local authority-controlled sink schools.
What they claim to know best is not only that patients' choices should be limited but that social interests should supersede personal considerations and that the mechanism of the market has no place in medical treatment.