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English definition of “if the worst comes to the worst”

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if the worst comes to the worst

( also if worse comes to worst)
if a bad situation becomes even worse: If the worst comes to the worst, we can ask Dad to send us some more money.
Translations of “if the worst comes to the worst”
in Chinese (Traditional) 如果最壞的事情發生, 如果發生最糟的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 如果最坏的事情发生, 如果发生最糟的情况…
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