in the worst way


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in the worst way

Fig. very much. I want a new car in the worst way. Bob wants to retire in the worst way.
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in the worst way

very much After a day in the hot sun, he needed a shower in the worst way.
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in the worst way

Desperately, very much, as in He wanted a new trumpet in the worst way. This usage replaced worst kind. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
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in the worst way

Informal
Very much; a great deal: wanted to be elected in the worst way.
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