Definition of at (the) most in English:

at (the) most

phrase

  • Not more than:

    ‘the walk took four minutes at the most’
    • ‘Work began on Friday night, but traffic was light yesterday with delays of only a few minutes at most.’
    • ‘He felt as though he had been running for hours when it had only been a mere ten minutes at most.’
    • ‘She sees her father at most twice a year now, having discovered that the only thing a family shares is its past.’
    • ‘It must have been only a few seconds, a minute at the most, but it felt like an eternity.’
    • ‘There are, at most, six bridleways in the Baildon area, all of which require riders to use roads to get to them.’
    • ‘I returned to my office about half an hour later for one or two minutes at most to collect some more papers, and left again.’
    • ‘The time spent on individual study varies throughout the year but is probably two to three hours a week at the most.’
    • ‘It doesn't happen often - twice a year at most - and usually it passes within an hour or so.’
    • ‘He was convinced that this sedative would leave the horse's system in a week, or at most a fortnight.’
    • ‘Once the system is re-connected it takes about two minutes at most to reach full pressure.’