What is the sentence connector that fits best in the following examples?

He could hardly even make a profit with two employees, ..... three.

She could barely even eat one pizza slice, ..... two.

They hardly had enough brains to write the script for the school play, ..... the script for a Broadway play.

The bear had hardly enough food for two days, ...... two weeks.


let alone


Used to indicate that something is far less likely or suitable than something else already mentioned.

‘he was incapable of leading a bowling team, let alone a country’

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