the least of someone's worries

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the least of someone's worries

: a problem that is less of a concern than another one
  • Her torn skirt was the least of her worries. Where was her missing luggage?

Word by Word Definitions

least play
  1. : superlative of little:1

  2. : lowest in importance or position

  3. : smallest in size or degree

  1. : one that is least

  1. : superlative of little:2

  2. : in the smallest or lowest degree

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

worry play worries
  1. : choke, strangle

  2. : to harass by tearing, biting, or snapping especially at the throat

  3. : to shake or pull at with the teeth

  1. : mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated : anxiety

  2. : an instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation

  3. : a cause of worry : trouble, difficulty


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