Definition of the best of both (or all possible) worlds in US English:

the best of both (or all possible) worlds

phrase

  • The benefits of widely differing situations, enjoyed at the same time.

    • ‘Enjoy the best of both worlds with our insider advice about three fun destinations’
    • ‘This type of work/life situation can be the best of both worlds - challenging work and plenty of support at home.’
    • ‘Splits were thought to offer investors the best of both worlds and ideal for people saving for school fees or for retirement.’
    • ‘I don't see it as being hypocritical, but rather as having the best of both worlds.’
    • ‘Many of us in this prosperous country are fortunate to be able to have the best of both worlds.’
    • ‘Situated not far from the beach you can enjoy the best of both worlds in this relaxed but upmarket centre.’
    • ‘The council wanted the best of both worlds - trees to enhance the area, but no liability for them once it had officially protected them.’
    • ‘And there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds where culture is concerned.’
    • ‘Education officers claim the scheme offers the best of both worlds and has the most flexibility to meet children's needs.’
    • ‘Instead, they frequently enjoy the best of both worlds.’