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    #1

    best left

    Hello.

    Thomas: ... and as a result, the price of minibus hire in the locality has increased dramatically over the last year.
    Jean-Luc: That's interesting. Thomas, thank you, but I think it's probably best left for another meeting.

    Is it gramatically correct to use "left" here? Can I say "best to leave"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: best left

    Yes it's fine. You could also say "I think it's probably best to leave that for another meeting".
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