Definition of Have the best

1. Verb. Overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome. "The fighter managed to have the best his opponent"; "Heart disease can get the best of us"

Exact synonyms: Get The Best, Overcome
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish

Lexicographical Neighbors of Have The Best

have other fish to fry
have reason
have second thoughts
have seen better days
have seen one's day
have serious designs
have someone's back
have someone's guts for garters
have someone's hide
have someone's number
have someone by the short hairs
have someone going
have someone on
have something to eat
have the best (current term)
have the biscuit
have the blues
have the floor
have the goods on
have the last laugh
have the run of
have the tiger by the tail
have the time
have the time of one's life
have the wind up
have the wolf by the ear
have tickets on oneself

Literary usage of Have the best

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"This is a most serious charge against any government; but we have the best proof of its falsehood, in the high character, as a gentleman and a man of honour ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"And he should have the best care of any animal on the farm. I think one male hog is undoubtedly enough for at least ten sows. According to this estimate we ..."

3. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"... intended for our use ; and it now appears plain, that of all parties the Baptists have the best claim to the ancient Waldenses as their predecessors. ..."

4. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1844)
"I suppose my wife is willing thou shouldst have the best, and therefore stays to broach a fresh vessel. Presently my mother brought the drink, ..."

5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"Why didn't they have the best ten varieties ? I took the silver medal for that. Why didn't they have the best five? I took the first premium and the $25 for ..."

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