Best out of a group which are all undesirable or of poor quality: choosing the least worst option is your only escape
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- Penalty shoot-outs do not decide the better team, they decide the least worst team.
- Affirmative action, despite its flaws, is the least worst option.
- Many thought that she might yet prove to be the least worst option to 'lead' the government in the coming term.
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