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At best Explained

At best at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Best \Best\, n.
Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing,
or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our
ability.

{At best}, in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the
case; under the most favorable circumstances; as, life is
at best very short.

{For best}, finally. [Obs.] ``Those constitutions . . . are
now established for best, and not to be mended.''
--Milton.

{To get the best of}, to gain an advantage over, whether
fairly or unfairly.

{To make the best of}.
(a) To improve to the utmost; to use or dispose of to the
greatest advantage. ``Let there be freedom to carry their
commodities where they can make the best of them.''
--Bacon.
(b) To reduce to the least possible inconvenience; as, to
make the best of ill fortune or a bad bargain.

at best at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at best
adv : under the best of conditions; "at best we'll lose only the
money" [syn: {at the best}] [ant: {at worst}]

at best at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at best
  • Inter: idiomati » c In the most favorable of conditions; at the most.
    1. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2011
    |date=October 1
    |author=Phil Dawkes
    |title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom
    |work=BBC Sport
    |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/15045630.stm
    |page=
    |passage=Steve Bruce's side have swung from highs to lows in what has been at best a wildly inconsistent start to the season. They experienced a microcosm of this within the opening 45 minutes at the Stadium of Light.

    Antonyms

    * at worst

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » in the most favorable of conditions
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|com a molt, Inter: t- » ca|com a màxim
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|充其量|tr=chōngqíliàng|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|přinejlepším
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|plejbonokaze


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|parhaimmillaan
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|au mieux
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|bestenfalls, Inter: t- » de|günstigenfalls
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|精々|tr=せいぜい, seizei|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|в лучшем случае|tr=v lúčšem slúčaje

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * bettas
    Category: Category:English evaluative adverbs -
    Translation: et » at best
    Translation: it » at best
    Translation: sv » at best

    Related words:

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