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fear the worst

To worry or expect that the worst possible outcome will happen. I feared the worst when the boss called me into her office, but she just wanted to go over travel plans for the upcoming conference. It'll be a few days before we get the test results back, so try not to fear the worst.
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References in classic literature ?
When one is told nothing, one fears the worst, and when time after time the news of these small disasters reaches us piecemeal, about three weeks late, we never get rid of our forebodings, even when you tell us about victories.
Every Liverpool fan I've talked to fears the worst and every Everton fan I've talked down to fears the worst too.
Ancelotti does not want to lose Cole, but he fears the worst and his scouts have picked out Portugal World Cup left-back Fabio Coentrao as his replacement.
The 28-year-old centre was taken to hospital after leaving the field during the second half and coach Eddie O'Sullivan admits he fears the worst.
Occasionally Kevin has come off in games because he fears the worst after getting whacked on the knee so we are hopeful he will be OK with no major damage.
The odds remain on Ballack leaving and general manager Uli Hoeness has already admitted he fears the worst, but the player's agent Michael Becker said: "There is absolutely no chance of Michael leaving in January.
FORMER Chelsea chairman Ken Bates fears the worst for Sheffield Wednesday unless he is allowed to make a pounds 10millioninvestment in the ailing second division club.
In a slightly altered Renaissance setting, Luciana hears the owl's cry and fears the worst.
But she fears the worst is yet to come: She has to tell her parents.
Now the knock is causing him pain when he breathes and boss Jim Leishman fears the worst.