[ wurst-keys ]
/ ˈwɜrstˌkeɪs /
of the worst possibility; being the worst result that could be expected under the circumstances: a worst-case scenario.
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Origin of worst-case
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for worst case
- a situation in which the most unfavourable conditions prevail
- (as modifier)a worst-case projection of a massive accident
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