fear the worst

fear the worst

to feel sure that what was least wanted has happened or will happen When the doctor called, she feared the worst.
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References in classic literature ?
I had never heard of your existence; but I had known your father; and from matters in my competence (to be touched upon hereafter) I was disposed to fear the worst.
He said: "You always fear the worst but the good news is Ryan has bone bruising and a slight tear to the medial ligament.
Much as it pains me to say so, but Hughton may have only to the second week of April to save his job - and, right now, I fear the worst for Norwich.
99) 8 Fear The Worst by Linwood Barclay (Orion, pounds 7.
BOOKMAKERS normally fear the worst when England win, but they will be in the unusual position of cheering on the Three Lions when they face Brazil in Qatar tomorrow.
Let's hope that soon this trend will be reversed and we can once again not fear the worst upon seeing one of these helicopters.
I'm usually upbeat, but I am beginning to fear the worst as we squandered chances and only tested their keeper once" said Neath boss Andrew Dyer.
You always fear the worst when they call for a stretcher but there doesn't seemto be any major problems.
We have no news of them and fear the worst," Archbishop Clive Handford, president bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, told BBC News.
Why cannot this world of ours All live together in peace We cannot hope for harmony Whilst this bickering is on the increase Now if a fireman came to rescue us Would we ask his religion first Or if he were a different colour Would we really fear the worst No of course not We would welcome him with open arms And he would be our friend for life So please let us not be bigots And turn our backs on strife It's much easier to be friendly And look people in the eye No more shall we be devious And no more shall we live a lie Then when we go to that great divine High up in the sky We can tell whoever it is that welcomes us That whilst on earth we honestly did try
Small firms in the North East fear the worst as they prepare for the Federation of Small Business's 13th anniversary.
He had been in the minors five years and started to fear the worst again when he was placed on waivers in July.
Many authorities, and a number of charlatans, caused Americans to fear the worst.
And they fear the worst for animals in the other 90 percent of the park's territory, currently controlled by rebels armed with automatic weapons.
As stated above, people fear the worst when there is no communication.