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best-case scenario

The best possible outcome. The best-case scenario is that Doug will be only an hour late—traffic on his route is at a standstill. They're only selling junk at the yard sale, so I think the best-case scenario is that they'll make $10. The doctor said that the best-case scenario is an operable tumor.
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best-case scenario

Cliché the optimum outcome being considered. (Compare this with the worst-case scenario.) Now that we've seen the negative angle, let's look at the best-case scenario. In the best-case scenario, we're all dead eventually—but then that's true of the worst-case scenario also.
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Even in the best case scenario I will only be able to return to playing next summer.
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