at this/that rate

idiom

: if things continue to happen in the same way they have been happening
At this rate, the town's farmland will be gone within 20 years.

Examples of at this/that rate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even at that rate, savers are still losing money to inflation. Scott McLean, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 If Russia continues at this rate, its remaining inventory will dwindle in the next couple of years, and its future options will be constrained as a result. Dara Massicot, Foreign Affairs, 8 Mar. 2024 That could prove to be the more compelling contest at this rate. Phillip M. Bailey, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024 Mahomes likely would have fooled anyone, at this rate. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 And at this rate, that point could come at the end of next week. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2024 But those grand plans are looking a lot less likely at this rate — unless there’s a dramatic uptick in ticket sales. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 4 Feb. 2024 This doesn’t mean all of their income is taxed at that rate. Ashlea Ebeling, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2024 Murph’s already working on new music, and at this rate her career is only going to grow. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023

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“At this/that rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20this%2Fthat%20rate. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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