the best man wins

Meaning of may the best man/person win! in English

may the best man/person win!

  • a blessing in disguise idiom
  • bad/hard/tough luck! idiom
  • be a good idiom
  • be bad luck on sb idiom
  • be down on your luck idiom
  • blessing
  • fortune smiles on sb idiom
  • godsend
  • grace
  • hapless
  • haplessly
  • mercifully
  • mercy
  • misadventure
  • mischance
  • misfortune
  • shame
  • streak
  • with any luck idiom
  • your luck’s in! idiom
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may the best man/person win! definition: 1. said before a race or competition, meaning that you want the person who is the fastest…. Learn more.

May the best man win!

Andy Murray kisses the trophy after winning the US Open. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images

Today’s Phrase

The phrase “May the best man win” is used before a competition to say that you hope the most deserving person wins.

For example:

My best friend and I are both going for the same job interview. All I can say is, “May the best man win”.

I’ve got tickets for the Wimbledon final! I don’t have a favourite player, so may the best man win.

You’ve both worked very hard for this race, so I know you’ll do your best. May the best man win!

Don’t confuse it with

If you are onto a winner with something, it means that something is likely to succeed. This phrase is often used when selling things.

For example:

I think I’m onto a winner with these new cupcakes – I’ve sold 100 this morning alone!

We’ll be onto a winner if we can set up our ice-cream business before the end of the summer.

Interesting fact

Tennis star Andy Murray ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a Grand Slam singles champion, after beating rival Novak Djokovic in the US Open final. Murray, who also won gold in the tennis at the Olympics, said he was “a little bit shocked, very relieved and very emotional” when he realised he had won the high-profile competition.

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