in the worst way



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in the worst way

"in the worst way"

very much

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in the worst way

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: I really really want to get that promotion. I have been working really hard for a very long time. I need that promotion.

Colleague 2: How much do you want the promotion?

Colleague 1: I want it in the worst way.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in the worst way

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: You look really pleased. Why did you call me over to your house?

Friend 2: Do you remember that video game that I have been desperately wanting for the last three months?

Friend 1: Yes. I know you want it in the worst way. You told your parents that you would do all the chores around the house for three months to earn the game.

Friend 2: Look! They bought it for me. I am so happy.

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in the worst way - Usage:

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in the worst way - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for in the worst way.




in the worst way - Examples:

1)  ... ice routes until the end of May. Rock climbers want warm stone in the worst way, but only about half the days are going to offer up the goods ...

2)  ... constantly that it would all fall through and I needed it to happen in the worst way... almost as if my life depended on it.

3)  ... have been waiting to play Diablo III for years. They want it in the worst way possible.

4)  I need CBT in the worst way as my ADD is only mildly helped by medication. I feel desperate to ...

5)  Feelings like getting that certain something which you want in the worst way for Christmas when you were a kid.

6)  I was deeply touched and wished in the worst way that I was there and a part of it.

7)  ... to cheer him up? Because I feel like my boyfriend needs a hug in the worst way.

8)  ... heavenly aroma of freshly brewed coffee right to me. I wanted one in the worst way

9)  ... you continue to politic rather than lead this country that needs leadership in the worst way

10)  Love the music but the overacting gets to me in the worst way.

11)  ... he started kindergarten and received a eye test which confirmed he needed glassed in the worst way.

12)  We need to win. That's what we need. In the worst way, we need a win. I know that we have talent.

13)  Nevertheless, there is something nihilistic about refusing to reproduce, selfish in the worst way.

14)  ... a non-caffeinated person, crazy I know but that stuff makes me jittery in the worst way.

15)  I know how much you want in the worst way to not believe that the time-line above is how it went down.

16)  I've seen them get in front of me and I've wanted in the worst way to be able to have something to shoot at them with.

17)  I wanted that chocolate brindle puppy in the worst way.

18)  Ever since I was a small boy I wanted to run for president in the worst way. And I did.

19)  ... they should have put a Foley catheter in because I had to pee in the worst way. There were no bed pans and as much as I begged the paramedics ...

20)  I loved Lee's intensity last night. He wanted that win in the worst way and knew he had to step up against Love to get it.