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best friend

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best friend (plural best friends)

  1. An especially close and trusted friend.
She called her best friend in the morning.
    • 1994, Penny Vincenzi, Wicked Pleasures[1], ISBN 0553563742, page 46:
      I know you and Virginia are on best-friend terms.
    • 2001, Lauren, “To me a best friend is everything”, in Marilyn Kielbasa & Janet Claussen editor, Listen for a Whisper: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections by Girls[2], ISBN 0884896854:
      A best friend is always there for you, even when no one else is.
    • 2004, Kenneth D. George, Keeping Mr. Right[3], ISBN 1555838006:
      Being best friends means giving up control and allowing ourselves to become vulnerable.
  1. (informal) An object or concept considered very useful or helpful.
    • 2005, Jeff Davidson, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Things Done, Penguin (ISBN 9781440650543), page 212
      You might even say, the bigger the problem, the greater your creative potential. The problem you're facing is your best friend because it will help to bring out the best in you.
    • 2006, Christopher Duncan, The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World, Apress (ISBN 9781430201199)
      As an entrepreneur, a conservative financial outlook is your best friend. Live to fight another day. Running a business also involves a host of legal issues. Talk to some people you respect and trust, get some recommendations, and hire a good lawyer and accountant.
    • 2010, Art Seamans, I See, Said the Blind Man, AuthorHouse (ISBN 9781449098384), page 48
      An instructor informed us that in battle, your rifle is your best friend.

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