The best of both worlds

Definition

The best of both worlds is an idiom that means a situation or compromise in which one can enjoy the benefits of two different opportunities at the same time.

Examples

I’m so lucky to have a job in the city and a great life in the countryside – I get the best of both worlds.

By splitting their time between the two cities, they enjoy the best of both worlds.

Origin

This phrase was first recorded in 1633, originally written as “the best of two worlds”.

FAQs

Q: Does the best of both worlds mean compromise? A: Yes, it typically refers to a situation in which a compromise is made to gain the benefits of two different opportunities.

Q: Is the best of both worlds a good thing? A: Yes, it typically refers to a situation that is advantageous for all parties involved.