at worst
phrasal under the worst circumstances

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at\ worst — • at worst • at the worst adv. phr. 1. Under the worst conditions; as the worst possibility. When Don was caught cheating in the examination he thought that at worst he would get a scolding. Compare: at most. Contrast: at best 2. In the least… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at worst — ► at worst in the worst possible case. Main Entry: ↑worst …   English terms dictionary

  • at worst — adverb under the worst of conditions (Freq. 1) at worst we ll go to jail • Syn: ↑at the worst • Ant: ↑at best * * * at worst phrase used for talking about the worst possibility in a situation …   Useful english dictionary

  • at worst — or[at the worst] {adv. phr.} 1. Under the worst conditions; as the worst possibility. * /When Don was caught cheating in the examination he thought that at worst he would get a scolding./ Compare: AT MOST. Contrast AT BEST. 2. In the least… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at worst — or[at the worst] {adv. phr.} 1. Under the worst conditions; as the worst possibility. * /When Don was caught cheating in the examination he thought that at worst he would get a scolding./ Compare: AT MOST. Contrast AT BEST. 2. In the least… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at worst — used for talking about the worst possibility in a situation The Senator s reaction was at best ineffective and at worst irresponsible …   English dictionary

  • at worst — in the least satisfactory conditions. There s no harm in sending them your resume you might get an interview, and at worst, they ll ignore it. Opposite of: at best …   New idioms dictionary

  • at worst — adverb In the worst possible alternative. Ant: at best …   Wiktionary

  • at worst — under the most unfavorable conditions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at worst (or the worst) — in the worst possible case. → worst …   English new terms dictionary

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