the worst of both worlds

noun phrase

: 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 24 Jul. 2024.

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