One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Admit the superiority of someone or something.‘he finally decided to give us best and took himself off’
- ‘Let's not, then, shrug and give the bombers best.’
- ‘Indeed many of the regulars gave it best and didn't even attempt to take it on, thus leaving a very limited field.’
- ‘Unsurprisingly, when Taiwan invoked an arbitration clause, the Swiss courts gave them best.’
- ‘But after a time I gave him best (left him) because he used to want to bite my ear too often.’
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