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at the best of times

C2 when everything is going well: Our ​car is ​slow even at the best of ​times.
(Definition of at the best of times from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at the best of times”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在最好的情况下…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在最好的情況下…
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