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fear the worst

To worry or expect that the worst possible outcome will happen. I feared the worst when the boss called me into her office, but she just wanted to go over travel plans for the upcoming conference. It'll be a few days before we get the test results back, so try not to fear the worst.
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He read and re-read the paper, fearing the worst had hap- pened to me.
Observer Mersel Bilali in Sloboden Pecat writes that our poor people are trapped in the attitude of fearing the worst that is why they keep silent on the breach of dignity, robbery and misery.
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Philip Dixon of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers said: "At a time when the college is facing financial difficulties and staff fearing the worst and facing redundancies, the senior management should not be given large pay rises."
Castleford 12 St Helens 18 ADE GARDNER scored one of four Saints tries - but left his team-mates fearing the worst after a serious-looking injury.
QPR v CHELSEA Today, kick-off 4pm HONEST Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he always goes into games fearing the worst - despite his amazing success as a young coach.
DIRK KUYT admits to fearing the worst as he waits to discover if he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines - but Liverpool are likely to be bolstered by the return of Fernando Torres for Sunday's Merseyside derby.
Sporting Index spokesman Wayne Lincoln said the firm were "fearing the worst" at the start of play yesterday after runs had been bought up following Australia's solid start the previous day.
Fearing the worst, the husband lurches up his driveway, scattering snails along the way.
Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has spoken in detail for the first time about the cancer scare that left him fearing the worst. 'I was very scared - it was a very difficult time,' said Robben, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Flower essences useful for releasing fear, anxiety, insecurity, holding on, inability to make changes or take risks, resistance, and denial: Mimulus for worry fears, Aspen for unknown fears, Larch for fearing the worst will happen, Sweet Chestnut for fearing loss of control, White Chestnut for the obsession with fears and anxieties in the mind.
Inspector Stuart Coates said: "We are fearing the worst."
The 26-year-old Austria international will lead his team in their quarter-final at Everton tomorrow but will do so with his club inside the Premiership drop zone and even their own fans fearing the worst.