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"at worst" in British English

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at worst

used to say what the most unpleasant or difficult situation could possibly be: At worst, she can only tell you off for being late.
considering someone or something in the most negative or unkind way possible: She is at worst corrupt, and at best has been knowingly breaking the rules.
(Definition of at worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at worst" in American English

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at worst

in the worst possible case: There’s no harm in applying for the job – at worst, they’ll turn you down.
(Definition of at worst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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