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Meaning of “with the best will in the world” in the English Dictionary

"with the best will in the world" in British English

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with the best will in the world

UK used to ​mean "I would like to if I ​possibly could", in a ​situation where you cannot do something: With the best will in the ​world, I can't ​employ him in the ​shopunless I can ​trust him.
(Definition of with the best will in the world from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “with the best will in the world”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于表示无法做某事)尽管我真心愿意…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於表示無法做某事)儘管我是真心願意…
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