worst case

worst-case

[wurst-keys]
adjective
of the worst possibility; being the worst result that could be expected under the circumstances: a worst-case scenario.
Compare best-case.


Origin:
1960–65

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worst case
 
n
a.  a situation in which the most unfavourable conditions prevail
 b.  (as modifier): a worst-case projection of a massive accident

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