Idiom:  had better

Meaning

Idiom:  had better

  • must or should do something

Example sentences

  • You had better get good grades or you’ll lose your scholarship.
  • I’d better get going or I’ll be late for work.
  • We had better buy travel insurance this time. 
  • Thank you but I'd better not have another glass of wine because I'm driving.
  • We'd better get going—it looks like a storm is coming soon.
  • My doctor said I had better use less salt in my food because I've got pre-hypertension.
  • The National Institute of Health says children, older adults and other vulnerable people had better get the flu vaccination this year.
  • You'd better not forget to take your passport to the airport again—why don't you put it in your travel bag now?
  • He'd better not cancel his appointment on short notice again or we're going to have to start enforcing our late cancellation fees.


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