the worst of both worlds

noun phrase

Definition of the worst of both worlds

: all the disadvantages of two different situations and none of the advantages Living in the suburbs is the worst of both worlds—there's neither the excitement of the city nor the quiet of the country.

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“The worst of both worlds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20worst%20of%20both%20worlds. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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