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1That has been laid in the best manner or to the highest standard.
2Of a plan, scheme, etc.: formulated most carefully or meticulously. Now chiefly in best-laid plans with allusion to quot. 1786.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Norton. From best + the past participle of lay, after well-laid.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.