at this rate

Also, at that rate.

1

Progressing at this (or that) speed, as in At this rate we'll never finish in time. [Mid-1600s]

2

Under these circumstances, in that case. For example, At this rate they'll never settle their differences. [Late 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. at the same time,
  2. at the top of one's lungs,
  3. at the wheel,
  4. at the worst,
  5. at this point,
  6. at this stage,
  7. at times,
  8. at variance,
  9. at war,
  10. at will

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