do one's worst

do one's worst
do one's worst
1. To do one's utmost in evil or mischief
2. To produce one's worst possible effort, whether deliberately or not
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Main Entry:worst

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(in the view of one's opponent) do as much damage as one can (often used to express defiance in the face of threats)

let them do their worst-he would never surrender


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