a city in E Iowa.
of superior quality or excellence: a better coat; a better speech. morally superior; more virtuous: They are no better than thieves. of superior suitability, advisability, desirability, acceptableness, etc.; preferable: a better time for action. larger; greater: the better part of a lifetime. improved in health; healthier than before. completely recovered in health. in a more […]
- Better business bureau
any of a nationwide system of local organizations, supported by business, whose function is to receive and investigate customer complaints of dishonest business practices. Abbreviation: BBB.
- Better half
a person’s wife. a person’s husband. Contemporary Examples Why Salt Lake’s Mayor Lost Faith in Mitt McKay Coppins August 18, 2011 The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture Eliza Krigman November 21, 2014 New Orleans Shooting: I Saw the Mother’s Day Parade Gunman Jarratt Pytell May 12, 2013 Historical Examples Mr. Punch […]
- Better late than never
better late than never Being tardy is better than not at all, as in We’ve been waiting for you for an hour—but better late than never. This phrase, first recorded about 1200, appears in several early English proverb collections, often with the added but better never late. Today it is often used in exasperation over […]