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Meaning of “at worst” in the English Dictionary

"at worst" in British English

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at worst

used to say what the most ​unpleasant or ​difficultsituation 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 ​knowinglybreaking 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 ​possiblecase: 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)
Translations of “at worst”
in Chinese (Simplified) 往最坏处说, 充其量, 就最坏的那一面看…
in Chinese (Traditional) 往最壞處說, 充其量, 就最壞的那一面看…
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