a match, scored by holes, in which one player competing against two or more others must score lower than the lowest scoring opponent to win a hole.
- Best bet
noun Word Origin Contemporary Examples The Future Uncertain: An Iraqi on His Country John Kael Weston April 24, 2013 Thanksgiving Talking Points Guide: Guide to Hot-Button Topics, and Ones to Avoid Nina Strochlic November 20, 2012 Ignore the Fear Mongering: Whooping Cough Vaccine Works Amanda Schaffer February 21, 2013 Leslie H. Gelb on Obama’s Dangerous […]
- Best boy
the first assistant to the head electrician. Historical Examples The Mind and Its Education George Herbert Betts Tip Lewis and His Lamp Pansy In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham Mark Twain’s Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Slave Narratives, Oklahoma Various Minnie Brown Daniel Wise The Intelligence of Woman W. L. George Six Girls and the […]
- Best bib and tucker
best bib and tucker One’s finest clothes, dressed up, as in The men were told to put on their best bib and tucker for the dinner dance. Although wearing either a bib (frill at front of a man’s shirt) or a tucker (ornamental lace covering a woman’s neck and shoulders) is obsolete, the phrase survives. […]
being the best result that could be expected under the circumstances: The best-case scenario shows her winning the nomination easily. Contemporary Examples The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust James Poulos November 20, 2014 Oil Tankers Leaking into Seattle’s Water Bill Conroy October 12, 2014 At Politwoops, Washington’s Deleted Tweets Come Back From the Dead Michael Ames […]