least-worst


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least-worst

adj
informal bad but better than any available alternative
Translations

least-worst

[ˈliːstwɜːst] ADJmenos malo
the least-worst scenarioel panorama menos malo (de todos)
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However, if we are to leave the EU, the least-worst option for limiting the damage caused by a Tory Brexit is to also remain in the single market.
If we are to leave the EU, the least-worst option for limiting the damage caused by Brexit is to remain as a participant in the single market and customs union.
That's not going to happen so we'll try to work out the least-worst solution around that.
But recycling, as many have said over and over again, is merely the least-worst option when dealing with waste.
It's not just about picking the least-worst alternative at renewal anymore.
There is so much mud-slinging and criticism going on that I feel that it is not a question of "which party is best" but "which party is the least-worst.
The least-worst option for Labour is still for one of the other three candidates to overhaul Mr Corbyn over the course of the campaign.
But with poor voter turnout and complaints that the LDP was the least-worst option, even Abe acknowledged the result was no ringing endorsement.
I advise people to vote for the least-worst party if none really excites.
But he is the least-worst of all four candidates," Amram said, adding that one of his reasons for backing Mousavi was his fear that the world's oil reserves are running out.
She said a once-size-fits-all law on temps clashed with different approaches to agency workers in different member states, adding:"While I do not think that the measures within the report are by any means perfect, I do regard it as the least-worst deal for UK businesses and employees.
Even if we could establish which of Sky or Virgin hasthe least-worst customer service, the result would still leave the bar far too high to provide a meaningful yardstick to judge any other company by.