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Bring out the best in someone vs. get the best out of someone

 
 
Reply Wed 4 Apr, 2018 05:00 am
Is there a difference between "to bring out the best in someone" and "get the best out of someone"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me a few examples?

Thank you
 
blatham
 
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Reply Wed 4 Apr, 2018 06:16 am
@paok1970,
No difference in meaning. Use whichever sounds more graceful to you.
engineer
 
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Reply Wed 4 Apr, 2018 06:20 am
@blatham,
I read to "bring out the best in someone" as meaning to get them to express their best traits, to be the best person they can be. "John and Mary's loving support of their children brings out the best in them. They are gracious and kind to all they meet." I read to "get the best out of someone" as meaning to get them to do their best work. "The coach really knows how to get the best out of his team. They've won the championship the last three years."
blatham
 
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Reply Wed 4 Apr, 2018 06:24 am
@engineer,
You're right. That's a worthwhile and meaningful differentiation.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Apr, 2018 12:50 am
@paok1970,
I see bringing out the best as something that needs to be coaxed out, but getting the best not necessarily so. Any competent coach may be able to get the best out of professional sportsperson but only a particular approach or person will bring out the best in someone who's not there yet.
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