best-case scenario

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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"Given the number of at-issue CPUs that were sold at retail and the claims and theory of recovery underlying the court's class certification order, plaintiffs' best-case scenario at trial would have been an approximately $60-million verdict," the ruling said.
He partners brother Jamie (above) in the Citi Open in Washington DC today and said: "Best-case scenario is Cincinnati.
ANDY MURRAY last night declared a "best-case scenario" could see him make a singles comeback in just a fortnight.
Wainwright analyst Douglas Tsao says Alkermes' (ALKS) settlement and license agreement with Amneal Pharmaceuticals (AMRX) provides a "measure of needed visibility." There was some investor nervousness coming into the hearing and this settlement "represents close to a best-case scenario for Alkermes," Tsao tells investors in a research note.
He pointed out that climate change will have the greatest impact on the most vulnerable and will have the "most severe impact in poor countries, regions, and the places poor people live and work." Even in the best-case scenario of a 1.
Even in the best-case scenario of 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, extreme temperature in many regions will still cause food insecurity, less income and worsening health among the poorest communities.
BEST-CASE SCENARIO: A point at Everton and three versus Wolves.
For diminutive rectosigmoid adenomas, the negative predictive value of CAD with stained mode was 96.4 percent in the best-case scenario and 93.7 percent in the worst-case scenario.
Exports, the only way out of a domestic demand deadlock, stand at a maximum of 8-9 million tons and in the best-case scenario can reach over 10 million tons by the end of the current Iranian year.
Malaysia's economy may gain RM6.5 billion annually from the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project by 2030, according to the best-case scenario in a research paper.
It said the best-case scenario would be comparable to the winter of 2015, with 5.89 million attendances at A&E over the summer and 89.6% meeting the target of being seen, admitted or discharged within four hours.
While Alyeska has worked to adjust to lower flows, including adding heat to the pipeline and continually modifying pipeline pigging operations, the best-case scenario is bringing more oil to TAPS, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company President Tom Barrett said, aiyeska-pipe.com
The best-case scenario is that Petra will be able to return to the tennis court after six months."
Best-case scenario, I'm first to pass, urn spilling over peonies, foxgloves, crabgrass.
"The medical team think the best-case scenario is that he's going to be around the three-week mark and worst-case scenario, it will be longer.