From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe best of somethingthe best of somethingused to refer to something very goodWe wish him the best of luck with this venture.He hasn’t been in the best of health lately.They didn’t part on the best of terms.They became the best of friends (=very close friends). →best
Examples from the Corpus
the best of something• At the best oftimes, the industry is very competitive, but this is not the best of times.• Obviously, not the best of plans.• But BlackMountain was often not the best of all possible worlds.• He is the first to admit that he was not the best ofpatients.• Seb was not the best of patients.• But they clearly were not the best of their time, and that should be the No. 1 votingcriterion.