better than nothing definition, better than nothing meaning | English dictionary




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     
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  
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     
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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bonne renommée vaut mieux que ceinture dorée
bon silence vaut mieux que mauvaise dispute
chien en vie vaut mieux que lion mort
chaumière où l'on rit vaut mieux que palais où l'on pleure
ce que l'on apprend durant l'enfance est mieux gravé que dans la pierre
humorous term for soulmate, partner, spouse
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
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
very imposing or impressive
expression used when nothing is going well
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
the carrot is more effective than the stick
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.
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!
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
avoir meilleur goût
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.
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.
changer en mieux
c'est donnant donnant
à la terre n'est rien pire que ce que charretier désire
à la terre n'est rien pire que ce que charretier désire
bateau arrêté ne gagne rien
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