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      adj  
1       the comparative of       good  
2    more excellent than other members of a particular group, category, etc  
3    more suitable, advantageous, attractive, etc  
4    improved in health  
5    fully recovered in health  
6    in more favourable circumstances, esp. financially  
7    the better part of   a large part of  
the better part of a day     
      adv  
8       the comparative of       well  
9    in a more excellent manner; more advantageously, attractively, etc  
10    in or to a greater degree or extent; more  
she is better loved than her sister     
11    go one better   Brit intr; US tr   to outdo (a person) or improve upon (someone else's effort)  
12    had better   would be wise, sensible, etc. to  
I had better be off     
13    know better than to   not to be so stupid as to  
14    think better of  
a    to change one's course of action after reconsideration  
b    to rate (a person) more highly  
      n  
15    the better   something that is the more excellent, useful, etc., of two such things  
16    usually pl   a person who is superior, esp. in social standing or ability  
17    all the better for   improved as a result of  
18    all the better to   more suitable to  
19    for better for worse   whatever the subsequent events or changes may be  
20    for the better   by way of improvement  
a change for the better     
21    get the better of   to defeat, outwit, or surpass  
22    the better of     (Irish)   having recovered from  
I'm not the better of it yet     
      vb  
23    to make or become better  
24    tr   to improve upon; surpass  
     (Old English betera; related to Old Norse betri, Gothic batiza, Old High German beziro)  
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n.
deux avis valent mieux qu'un
exp.
il vaut mieux prévenir que guérir
n.
bon silence vaut mieux que mauvaise dispute
n.
faute avouée est à demi pardonnée
n.
du bois solide vaut mieux que du bois bien peint
exp.
mieux vaut tenir que courir
exp.
il vaut mieux pain sans nappe que nappe sans pain
n.
donner une bouchée de nourriture quand il vit vaut mieux que pleurer quand il est mort
n.
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
[Hum.]
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
n.
ce que l'on apprend durant l'enfance est mieux gravé que dans la pierre
v.
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
il vaut mieux être seul que mal accompagné
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
mieux vaut tenir que quérir
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