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if the worst comes to the worst

UK ( US if worse/worst comes to worst)
if the situation develops in the most serious or unpleasant way: We should be in when you arrive, but if the worst comes to the worst, the neighbours have a spare key and will let you into the house.
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…
(Definition of if the worst comes to the worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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