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Meaning: the most that's possible, at the most

For example:

  • The shipment should arrive within seven days, max.

  • We've all being working to the max to get the job done on time.

Origin: short for "maximum"

Quick Quiz:

If the holiday is going to cost two thousand dollars max, it will cost
  1. no less than two thousand dollars
  2. no more than two thousand dollars
  3. exactly two thousand dollars

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