you had better


you had better
you ought to, you must

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • you had better go — you must go, you should leave …   English contemporary dictionary

  • You (had) better believe it! — exclam. It is true without question! □ It’s true. You better believe it. □ Yes, this is the best, and you had better believe it! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • better / had better —    Had better is the correct form, used when giving advice that hints at an undesirable consequence if not followed: You had better go to the doctor. Don t leave out have …   Confused words

  • had better, had rather — Had better is widely used in giving advice or issuing a mild threat: We had better get started before midnight. You had better apologize to me for that remark. The phrase had best can be substituted for had better in such expressions. Neither is… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • had better — phrasal or had best 1. : would be wise to used with the infinitive without to had better try slow walks to start building up his strength 2. : should for one s own welfare had better pay what the court tells him to * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • had better do something — would find it wiser to do something; ought to do something you had better be careful …   Useful english dictionary

  • had better (do something) — had better/best (do sth) idiom used to tell sb what you think they should do. • You d better go to the doctor about your cough. • We d better leave now or we ll miss the bus. • You d better not do that again. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Had better — Had Had (h[a^]d), imp. & p. p. of {Have}. [OE. had, hafde, hefde, AS. h[ae]fde.] See {Have}. [1913 Webster] {Had as lief}, {Had rather}, {Had better}, {Had as soon}, etc., with a nominative and followed by the infinitive without to, are well… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • had\ better — • had better • had best informal Should; must. I had better leave now, or I ll be late. If you want to stay out of trouble, you had best not make any mistakes. Jim decided he had better do his homework instead of playing ball …   Словарь американских идиом


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