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English definition of “the best/better part of”

the best/better part of

C2 most of: I spent the better part of a day cleaning that kitchen !AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of the best/better part of from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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