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    simona dragoi is offline Newbie
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    Dear Teacher,

    Could you, please, point out the closest meaning of
    "that's all for the best"
    in the following:
    1. the others will have to wait
    2. everything about it will be perfect
    3. it finishes perfect in spite of everything
    4. it's an advantage under the circumstances
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Dear Teacher,

    Quote Originally Posted by simona dragoi View Post
    Could you, please, point out the closest meaning of
    "that's all for the best"
    in the following:
    4. it's an advantage under the circumstances
    Thank you very much.
    saludos

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    Re: Dear Teacher,

    I usually hear it as"

    it's all for the best.

    John and Sue did not get married, but we feel that it's all for the best.

    So I'd pick #3 it finishes perfect in spite of everything

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    Re: Dear Teacher,

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I usually hear it as"

    it's all for the best.

    John and Sue did not get married, but we feel that it's all for the best.

    So I'd pick #3 it finishes perfect in spite of everything
    I am sorry to disagree. Especially in your example it is "the best for everybody that they didn't get married/ it is an advantage for everybody, especially the couple, that they didn't get married.

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    Re: Dear Teacher,

    John and Sue did not get married, but it ended up perfect in spite of everything.

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