For better or worse for better or for worse definition and meaning

What is for the better or worse? I rethành viên hearing this a few times before but am not really 100% sure on the exact meaning of it.

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Usually this is said, "for better or (for) worse" (without the). This phrase is used to lớn indicate that a fact you are mentioning is not necessarily a good thing or bad thing. Often it is used if you say something, và you vị not want to lớn imply that you think it is a good thing.

Nowadays, anybody can easily publish articles on the Internet, for better or worse.


The idiom is "for better or worse" - is it this you mean? If so, it just expresses this:

If a situation exists or happens for better or for worse, it exists or happens whether its results are good or bad.

See here.

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This comes from an idiom "for the better/worse", which means "lớn produce improvement/decline".

If this is not what you are looking for, there is a phrase "for the better part", which means "for more than half but not all". This is used sometimes like: "for the better or worse part ", which would be "more than half my lifetime, but using better is somewhat misleading, as the time really was not good, but bad".

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answered Oct 28 "10 at 13:18
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The usual way it"s heard is "for better or for worse." To break it down:

"for better" means that something happened and the result is good. "He quit using drugs, for better."

"for worse" means something happened và the outcome is bad. "We re-elected our president, for worse."

Putting them together, it means the result can go either way. "The new legislation has passed, for better or worse." Meaning, it was probably a controversial law, we don"t know what the outcome will be, but it has happened.

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answered Oct 28 "10 at 13:35

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None of these answers so far mention the obvious, that it"s an archaic construction from the Book of Comtháng Prayer Marriage vows which include the commitment "...for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health,..." : all different ways of saying "come what may".

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