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

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

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with the best will in the world

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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 shop unless I can trust him.

(Definition of “with the best will in the world” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)