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at this rate
at that rate
Progressing at this (or that) speed, as in
At this rate we'll never finish in time
Under these circumstances, in that case. For example,
At this rate they'll never settle their differences
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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