least-worst


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least-worst

adj
informal bad but better than any available alternative
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least-worst

[ˈliːstwɜːst] ADJmenos malo
the least-worst scenarioel panorama menos malo (de todos)
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However, it has been proved by UK Government figures that the least-worst case scenario in exiting the EU is remaining in the single market and customs union.
Prominent Leave supporters such as Mr Johnson and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said they now viewed the deal as the least-worst option.
Oldcat If you voted for the least-worst individual candidate to represent you in Parliament, then nothing has changed.
Membership of the single market and the customs union are the least-worst options for the UK, every part of it.
"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.
"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."
To close those gaps, redeploy more numbers between the traditional lines and hopefully increase options to the man on the ball, 4-2-3-1 is, for me, not perfect but the least-worst option.
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.