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At the maximum. The beach really isn't far away—at most, it should take us an hour to get there. I hope you're not disappointed in your dance—I only saw two mistakes at most.
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at (the) most
no more than the amount mentioned. A: How far away is the beach? B: Ten miles at most. At the most, there were only 15 people in the audience.
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Also, at the most or at the outside . At the largest amount, the furthest limit; also, in the most extreme case. For example, She'll be finished in two weeks at the most, or It'll take two weeks at the outside, or At most the chef uses a tiny bit of pepper. The terms with most date from the 1300s; at the outside from the mid-1800s. Also see at best.
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at (the) ˈmostnot more than this amount; as a maximum: I’ll be away for a week, or perhaps ten days at the most. ♢ There were 50 people there at the very most. OPPOSITE: at least
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at (the) most
At the maximum: We saw him for ten minutes at the most. She ran two miles at most.
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