worst of all

idiom

used to refer to the least pleasant or appealing part of something that has many bad parts
I forgot my backpack, was late for class, and worst of all, I discovered I'd studied the wrong material for the test.

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Recent Examples on the Web In the world of Eraserhead, the first feature of David Lynch, everything is emphatically not fine: Strange industrial noises fill the soundtrack, all efforts at human connection go awry, and worst of all, our hero has fathered a disgusting inhuman creature the wriggles and oozes all over its crib. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 12 Mar. 2024 Follow Arthur Less on lovably disastrous moments in Paris, Berlin, a Moroccan ski chalet, a retreat center in Southern India, a desert island in the Arabian Sea and worst of all, the inside of his own head. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Perhaps worst of all, the dish can be oversauced, with a creamy topping drowning out the flavor and texture of the pasta. Laura May Todd Enea Arienti, New York Times, 17 May 2024 This is not the Sparks team that has been recently booed and questioned and, worst of all, ignored. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 While no one likes to think about what’s lurking behind this week’s fresh produce—or, worst of all, wondering what that smell is—tackling a fridge and freezer clean is essential to keeping your household not only organized, but also healthy by preventing foodborne illness. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Apr. 2024 And perhaps worst of all was the blackmail threat to not authenticate a ball that was clearly historic. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 The news was worst of all for Felipe, a 26-year-old acquired from the Padres last season. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, 14 Mar. 2024 And worst of all, the structural integrity of the house itself was compromised, with wooden beams weakened and support structures gnawed to the brink of collapse. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Worst of all.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worst%20of%20all. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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