Meaning of “at best” in the English Dictionary

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"at best" in American English

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at best

even if the best possible result happens:

If he drops the course now, at best he’ll get an incomplete, and he could fail.

(Definition of “at best” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"at best" in Business English

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at bestadverb

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STOCK MARKET used in instructions when buying and selling shares to show that you want to buy or sell at the best price possible:

As prices start to fall, brokers are instructed to sell at best.

(Definition of “at best” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)