couldn't be worse/better


: to be as bad/good as it can be
The situation couldn't be worse/better.

Examples of couldn't be worse/better in a Sentence

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“Couldn't be worse/better.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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