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fear the worst

C2 to think something unpleasant might have happened: We hoped that they would be found safe and uninjured, but secretly we feared the worst.
Translations of “fear the worst”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心發生最糟糕的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心发生最糟糕的情况…
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