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at the (very) outside - definition and synonyms

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  1. used for showing that you are mentioning the greatest amount or the longest possible period of time, although the real amount or time may be less

    The job must be finished within a month at the very outside.

    The boy can’t be more than 16 or 17 at the outside.

See also main entry: outside

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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