quite the (most something)

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quite the (most something)

Having the most of a certain quality. ("Quite the" is followed by a superlative adjective and the noun it describes.) Her speech was quite the funniest thing I've heard all year. It wasn't quite the worst book I've ever read, but it wasn't far off.
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quite the ˈbest, the ˈworst, etc. something

(informal) absolutely the best, worst, etc: It was quite the worst film I’ve ever seen.
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It wasn't quite the worst in every category but there was a power cocktail of incompetence across the board.
But they do have Fernando Torres, not quite the worst player ever to play in a Champions League final - not while Djimi Traore is alive - but definitely the worst player to play in two of them.
AMAZINGLY, Paul Lambert is not quite the worst manager.
At no stage has Mann shown any remorse whatsoever and his account of how he murdered Claire is quite the worst thing any parent could possibly imagine.
After launching a scathing attack on the leading lady's acting ability he went on: "Miss Richmond, who exposes all to the astonished gaze of the punters attending this grim farrago, is just part of quite the worst theatrical spectacle on the English stage in living memory.
It's not quite the worst in the league, which is where it ranks in yards given up (in the more relevant points given up category, it's somewhere toward the middle).
It was the quite the worst display in my time here and the lads know it.
It's not quite the worst spell in the wilderness - there were 10 seasons between relegation from the original Second Division under Ian Greaves in 1973 and promotion from the Third under Mick Buxton in 1983.
I WENT round to my mother's house for dinner the other night to find her wearing quite the worst trousers in history.
It's not quite the worst film of the year, but Norbit should still be avoided like the plague; They should have stayed in the car: Routine Aussie shocker Gone; The fragrant Ann Hathaway in Becoming Jane; After The Wedding, one of the week's best films, comes from Sweden and it's very intense; Outlaw starts off promising but descends into a standard drama with menaces
This is quite the worst thing that has ever happened, quite the worst.
Only eight states reported more than one line, and Ireland was not quite the worst of those surveyed - Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Turkey had no broadband lines at all.
In fact, in the busy self service restaurant in Hall 6 on Monday I was served quite the worst steak it has ever been my misfortune to eat.
It was a terrible job, quite the worst of my working life.
It wasn't quite the worst score of the day but it will mean a minimum pounds 30,000 pay-out for Sporting Index on their El Nino performance index when Garcia misses the cut