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had best do something

Definition of had best do something in English:

Find it most sensible or well advised to do the thing mentioned: I’d best be going
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  • Anyone who wants to raise this as a problem had best do it behind his back, because if he's around to respond, he will respond brilliantly.
  • My impression is that they realize that there's a crisis here, and they had best do something about it.
  • Having become totally addicted to waterfall hiking we realized we had best do it safely and respectfully.
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