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Meanings of At the expense of:

Making another person look silly

Usage examples:

Would you stop making jokes at my expense?
phrase

So as to cause harm to or neglect of.

Usage examples:

The pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment
idiom

In a way that embarrasses or harms someone

Usage examples:

They all had a good laugh at her expense., do we really want to speed the process up at the expense…

Meanings of At worst:

idiom

Under the worst of conditions

phrase

In the most serious case.

Usage examples:

At worst the injury could mean months in hospital

Meanings of At-a-distance:

phrase

From a place that is not near

Usage examples:

From a distance he looks a bit like johnny depp., we even saw some wolves from a distance., she cla…

Meanings of At-a-distance-from:

phrase

From a place that is not near

Usage examples:

From a distance he looks a bit like johnny depp., we even saw some wolves from a distance., she cla…

Meanings of At-a-lick:

phrase

At a fast speed

Usage examples:

The trains go by at a hell of a lick., he ran up the hill at a fair lick., the economy is growing a…

Meanings of At-a-loss:

idiom

Below cost

phrase

Puzzled or uncertain what to think, say, or do.

Usage examples:

She became popular, and was at a loss to know why

Meanings of At-a-premium:

idiom

To be not common and therefore valuable

Usage examples:

Free time is at a premium for working parents.

Meanings of At-a-push:

idiom

If you can do something at a push, you can do it but it will be difficult

Usage examples:

At a push i could be there by eight o'clock.

Meanings of At-a-rate-of-knots:

idiom

If someone does something at a rate of knots, they do it very quickly

Usage examples:

She got through her work at a rate of knots.

Meanings of At-a-stroke:

idiom

If something is done at the stroke of a pen, it is done quickly and easily by someone

Usage examples:

Politicians know they cannot create a lawful society simply at the stroke of a pen.

Meanings of At-a-time:

idiom

During any one period

Usage examples:

I can only do one thing at a time.

Meanings of At-all-events:

noun

Anything that happens, esp. something important or unusual

Usage examples:

Sporting events, a charity/fundraising event, political/world events, she later gave me her version…

Meanings of At-all-times:

phrase

Continuously

Usage examples:

When you're at the airport, you should make sure you have your luggage with you at all times., the …

Meanings of At-an-angle:

idiom

Not straight

Usage examples:

The picture was hanging at an angle, so i straightened it.

Meanings of At-an-end:

noun

The last or farthest part of something or of a period of time, beyond which it does not exist

Usage examples:

She tied one end of the rope to a tree., the punctuation at the end of this sentence is a period., …

Meanings of At-any-rate:

idiom

More exactly or clearly

Usage examples:

I don’t think they liked my idea – at any rate, they weren’t very enthusiastic.

Meanings of At-any-time:

noun

The seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc., in which existence is measured, or the past, present, and future considered as a whole

Usage examples:

I really don’t have time to call her today., the children spent most of their time outdoors., we’d …

Meanings of At-best:

idiom

Under the best of conditions

phrase

Taking the most optimistic view.

Usage examples:

What signs there are of recovery are patchy at best
adverb

Used in instructions when buying and selling shares to show that you want to buy or sell at the best price possible

Usage examples:

As prices start to fall, brokers are instructed to sell at best.

Meanings of At-bottom:

idiom

In a basic way

Usage examples:

Jealousy is, at bottom, a lack of self-confidence.

At-cross

ˌkrɒs ˈpɜː.pə.sɪz

Meanings of At-cross:

plural noun

If two people or groups are at cross-purposes they do not understand each other because they have different intentions

Usage examples:

They're talking at cross-purposes without realizing it.

Meanings of At-ease:

phrase

Relaxed

Usage examples:

He felt completely at ease., put/set someone at (their) ease she soon put/set me at my ease., the p…

Meanings of At-face-value:

idiom

For what something appears to be

Usage examples:

I took the offer at face value because i didn’t think they would try to trick me.

Meanings of At-fault:

phrase

To have done something wrong

Usage examples:

Be at fault for her doctor was at fault for not sending her straight to a specialist., be at fault …

Meanings of At-first:

idiom

In or at the beginning

Usage examples:

At first, i thought he was joking but then i realized he meant it.

Meanings of At-first-glance:

idiom

When first considering something, before having a chance to look at it carefully

Usage examples:

At first glance the deal looked wonderful, but after reading the fine print he wasn’t so sure.

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