for the best

[for the best] {adj.} or {adv. phr.} good or best; not bad asthought; lucky; well, happily.

Maybe it's for the best that yourteam lost; now you know how the other boys felt.

John's parentsthought it would be for the best if he stayed out of school for therest of the year.

Often used in the phrase "turn out for the best".

You feel unhappy now because you got sick and couldn't go with yourfriends, but it will all turn out for the best.

Compare: TURN OUT(6).Contrast: FOR THE WORSE.