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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The ISO 9000 three-year certification renewal is a best-case scenario, because manufacturers could argue that the expenditure's benefits did not outlast the certification.
In a best-case scenario, the association hopes to win a declaratory judgment that the rule is invalid and an injunction halting HHS's Secretary from imposing the rule.
A best-case scenario within the study by Europe Economics predicted 'only' 450 betting- shop closures in Britain if betting duty rates went unchanged.
The best-case scenario, says Cuddy, would be for the remaining Hartford Ballet dancers--reduced from twenty-three to thirteen this season--to finish out their contracts and be rehired in the spring for the 1999-2000 season by the new group, which is not expected to have "ballet" in its name.
Even under Monsanto's best-case scenario projections, such Bt-resistant beetles should make the scene within 30 years of the widespread use of their product.
Even in the best-case scenario, the Supreme Court ruling will not protect gay people who are victims of nonsexual harassment," says Chai R.
Written by a team of DB Research analysts, the 36-page report represents a well-placed guidepost on the road to the launching of EMU in 1997 -- under the best-case scenario -- or 1999, the year when the exchange rates of eligible participating countries are automatically fixed to the new ECU and the European Central Bank begins operations.
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The best-case scenario for Murray is that he will begin his Wimbledon campaign with next-to-no match practice on grass, and further tests and therapy on his injured right wrist over the coming week will determine his fate.
Because its price is expected to be $500 per s/f, best-case scenario underwriting has put the building at 7% returns if it indeed can command premium rents.
The best-case scenario," he says, "would be something you'd need to inject just once or twice a year.
The best-case scenario," he says, "is that a sufficient number of people on the Court have 'gotten it' to the extent that we might plausibly see a slow expansion over a reasonably long period of time of the protections the Constitution provides.
In a best-case scenario, wildlife biologists say that mountain lions will learn to make themselves scarce, while we, in turn, take simple pleasure in knowing that such a magnificent indigenous animal is thriving despite human pressures.
ACG predicts that under a best-case scenario, old and new regulations could cost the consumer a total average of $5,000 in the next five years, and will result in more consumers being priced out of the new-car market.
In our best-case scenario, we were hoping to net between $80,000 and $100,000.