|best of both worlds
||(See the best of both worlds)
||place a bet, gamble
||I bet on the bay mare, and she won! I bet $20 on her.
|bet on a lame rooster
||bet on a loser, fall for that
||If you vote for that guy, you're betting on a lame rooster.
|bet you dollars to donuts
||I will bet dollars, you bet donuts; give you odds
||Ben is the fastest runner. I'll bet you dollars to donuts he wins.
||spouse, wife or husband
||Bring your better half when you visit us. We'd like to meet her.
|better late than never
||it is better to arrive late than not to arrive
||"You're an hour late," he said. "Better late than never," I replied.
||in better conditions: healthier or wealthier etc.
||Are you better off renting an apartment than buying a house?
|better than a kick in the ass [B]
||better than punishment, not as bad as it could be, don't knock it
||When I told him we had won $10 in the Lotto, he said, "It's better than a kick in the ass."
|better than sex
||very good, excellent, fantastic
||"Hey, James. How was skydiving?" "Great! Better than sex!"
|better the devil you know...
||a new devil could be worse than the old devil
||"Should we fire the coach?" "No - better the devil we know than the one we don't."