fear the worst

Here’s an example of a C2 phrase in the English Vocabulary Profile that means:

worry that something very bad will happen or that something very bad has happened

We fear the worst.

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A search for collocates of ‘fear the worst‘ in the NOW corpus:

1 COME 126
2 YET 114
3 BEGAN 59
4 EXPERTS 31

Experts initially feared the worst.

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5 STARTED 27
6 MAKES 24
7 REASON 23
8 FANS 23
9 STARTING 19
10 BEGINNING 16

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