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    Expect the least

    What is the meaning of the sentence? I have some confusion, please make it clear.
    1. I expect the least from someone = I expect the most minimum thing from someone.
    2. I expect the least from someone = I don't expect at all from someone or I have least expectation from someone.

    Which one is correct?

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    Re: Expect the least

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Cruge View Post
    What is the meaning of the sentence? I have some confusion, please make it clear.
    1. I expect the least from someone = I expect the most minimum thing from someone.

    The definition is correct but you can't say "most minimum" and you don't need "thing".
    I expect the minimum from someone/people/some people.

    2. I expect the least from someone = I don't expect anything at all from someone (this definition is incorrect); or I have the least expectation of someone (this definition is also correct and means the same as definition 1).

    Which one is correct?
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