I must confess that most of my inspiration for phraseology and figurative speech in this period comes from the book I am listening to at the moment. ‘Open’ by André Agassi is full of wonderful colorful vocabulary, useful collocations & urban phraseology. Its something that EFL textbooks lack in my view.
So, all of this to say that André used the expression,”May the best man win” & I liked it.
We are often faced with challenges between people & this is the perfect expression to use to make the situation less stressful. You can play with this expression a little . I remember playing taboo with another couple and my partner said “May the best couple win” with a witty smile.
Here are a few other examples in context:
- “May the best team win!” said the soccer coach before the match.
- Gianna wished her female competitor luck: ” May the best woman win!”
- Sergio shook the other team leaders hand and said: ” May the best idea win!“