even in the best of times

even in the best of times

In an ideal situation or conditions. Even in the best of times, it is hard to support yourself financially as a musician. With an infant in the house, we only get a few hours of sleep even in the best of times.
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even in the best of times

even when things are good; even when things are going well. It is hard to get high-quality leather even in the best of times. John had difficulty getting a loan even in the best of times because of his poor credit record.
See also: even, of, times