at (the) most - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. used for showing that you are mentioning the largest possible amount, although the real amount may be less

    The whole process will take half an hour at the most.

    A new engine would cost, at most, two thousand dollars.

    at the very most:

    She guessed him to be in his late thirties. Forty at the very most.

See also main entry: most