being the best result that could be expected under the circumstances: The best-case scenario shows her winning the nomination easily.
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1975–80 Unabridged
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And two degrees is our best-case scenario right now.
That's really the best-case scenario for luggage thievery.
In the best-case scenario, the conversation at hand would not happen in a
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Now he's going to miss eight games in a best-case scenario.
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