expect/fear the worst

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Definition of expect/fear the worst

: to assume that something very bad will happen

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“Expect/fear the worst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expect%2Ffear%20the%20worst. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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