Definition of at or in the best of times in English:

at (or in) the best of times

Even in the most favorable circumstances: his memory is poor at the best of times
More example sentences
  • His job - not easy at the best of times - is to try to persuade the member states to act together, wisely and well.
  • But get onto the lesser ring roads and the traffic movement is atrocious at the best of times.
  • It is famously difficult to get into Crannog at the best of times.
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