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at the least

The lowest amount possible; the absolute minimum. Often indicates the belief that a greater amount is likely or should be considered. I'd say it will take four of us at the least to push this out of the way.
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at the least

see under at least.
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at the (very) ˈleast

used after amounts to show that the amount is the lowest possible: It’ll take a year, at the very least.
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