Definition of had best do something in English:

had best do something

phrase

  • Find it most sensible or well advised to do the thing mentioned.

    ‘I'd best be going’
    • ‘Anyone who wants to raise this as a problem had best do it behind his back, because if he's around to respond, he will respond brilliantly.’
    • ‘Having become totally addicted to waterfall hiking we realized we had best do it safely and respectfully.’
    • ‘Only you can force sustained revenue and earnings growth at your agency and you had best do it now.’
    • ‘If the duo have any plans at all of going outside, they had best do it early.’
    • ‘I really believe if you want to be successful today in this arena, you had best do it all.’
    • ‘So, a company that puts itself up for sale, with the intent of staying intact after the sale, had best do something about that.’
    • ‘My impression is that they realize that there's a crisis here, and they had best do something about it.’
    • ‘Yet now, nearly six weeks after Moses disappeared into the smoke and fire, they had decided that he had vanished off the face of the earth, and therefore they had best do something.’
    • ‘The two had agreed that to prevent any leakage, the then Law Minister had best do it himself, involving no official, not even a stenographer.’
    • ‘My older son said, "Dad, it's still us three against the world, and the world had best watch out."’
    • ‘Apple had best hurry up with that video.’
    • ‘If we are going to do something, we had best do it quick, before they get completely out of our range.’
    • ‘If we do truly seal our border we had best do it with a true open door for those to walk through legally.’
    • ‘Then when you don't pay them on Friday and you say we will get a check to you by Monday you had best do it.’
    • ‘If you want the corner curvature to be right you had best do it yourself.’
    • ‘He arises again and calls in his friends and servants and tells them that if they have any business that requires his attention they had best do it now.’
    • ‘If we do not want them guiding it over a cliff, we had best do something to pry them from the grip of leftists.’
    • ‘And he thinks ‘twill be very wet weather; So my friends and good fellows, You had best get home dry altogether. “’
    • ‘So, attention Democrats: If you want to do something dramatic with your new majority, you had best do it now.’
    • ‘You had best be careful, there is a lot at stake here’