in the worst way


US, informal
: very much
I want a new bike in the worst way.

Examples of in the worst way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in Season 2, Eloise finds out—in the worst way possible. Kari Sonde, TIME, 14 May 2024 Valentine’s Day 2018 was different in the worst way. USA TODAY, 13 Feb. 2024 The company did this in the worst way possible, rolling out the limit as a complete surprise and with no prior communication. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 4 Apr. 2023 In other words, if all of the software goes haywire in the worst way possible, the robot must not be able to cause critical damage to the station. IEEE Spectrum, 9 Feb. 2017 The third-year back carried 12 times for 14 yards, caught five passes for just 14 yards and fumbled twice, putting Taylor’s absence in the spotlight in the worst way possible. The Indianapolis Star, 10 Sep. 2023 That will catch up with you in the worst way possible. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2023 Even today, a look into a darker world shaped by Oppenheimer feels relevant in the worst way possible. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 27 July 2023 But, in true Silicon Valley fashion, one platform is centralizing in the worst way possible, while the other is decentralizing catastrophically. Katherine Alejandra Cross, WIRED, 20 July 2023

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