Definition of best-laid in English:

best-laid

adjective

  • 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.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Norton. From best + the past participle of lay, after well-laid.

Pronunciation

best-laid

/ˌbɛs(t)ˈleɪd/