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for better or (for) worse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfor better or (for) worsefor better or (for) worseACCEPTused to say that something must be accepted, whether it is good or bad, because it cannot be changed Work is, for better or worse, becoming more flexible nowadays. better
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for better or (for) worseAnd for better or worse, the new interactivity brings enormous political leverage to ordinary citizens at relatively little cost.He has toted the ball and the expectations, for better or worse.All five, for better or worse, have received recent votes of confidence from their respective general managers or team presidents.He was her husband ... for better or worse, he was her husband.Medical students in prolonged contact with junior doctors learn attitudes by example, for better or for worse.Today we know for better or for worse that cops, like doctors and priests, are merely human.Decisions made in any of these places can hit our pocketbooks and our peace of mind, for better or for worse.And the consequences could be even more startling, for better or for worse.The reality is that, for better or worse, the world of publishing has changed.
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