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at the best of times

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishat the best of timesat the best of timesNEVERif something is not very good, pleasant etc at the best of times, it is usually even worse than this πŸ”Š It’s crowded at the best of times, but today it was unbearable. β†’ best
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at the best of timesβ€’ But reason told her it was a precarious business at the best of times.β€’ Even at the best of times the roads are dangerous.β€’ A salmon is slippery enough to handle at the best of times, but one of this size ...β€’ Rising living standards and well-being are ambiguously related at the best of times, and not simply for ecological reasons.β€’ Memory was mischievously selective at the best of times Trivia stuck limpet-like and the useful filtered away.β€’ It was run on a shoestring at the best of times and Kelly was merely adding to his problems.β€’ Listening is a difficult and complex skill at the best of times.β€’ In fact Polanski, unconventional at the best of times, takes us to the limit - and beyond.β€’ The mind was a delicate mechanism that he disliked interfering with at the best of times.
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