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    Dear teacher,

    could you please explain the meaning of the idiom "that's all for the best". Which one of the above ones does it fit?
    1. the others will have to wait
    2. everything about it is perfect
    3. it finishes perect in spite of everything
    4. it's an advantage under the circumstances


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    #2

    Re: Dear teacher,

    First you tell us which you think it might be - we can then advise you.


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    #3

    Re: Dear teacher,

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    First you tell us which you think it might be - we can then advise you.
    I guess it's number 4


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    #4

    Re: Dear teacher,

    is it number 4?


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    #5

    Re: Dear teacher,

    it's an advantage under the circumstances. is that right? thanks.


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    #6

    Re: Dear teacher,

    Patience - we are volunteers and have other things to do.

    #3 seems the nearest.

    "Whatever you may think, his action was all for the best" = his action was carried out with the best of intentions.


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    #7

    Re: Dear teacher,

    Thank you very much. My question refers to the entire expression "That's all for the best" which probably stands alone in the sentence but refers to a previous one.
    Thank you a lot again.
    Have a lucky day !

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