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what's the world coming to?

something you say that means that life is not as pleasant or safe as it was in the past: What's the world coming to when you can't leave your house for five minutes without someone trying to break in and rob you?
Translations of “what's the world coming to?”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用以形容生活已經不像過去那樣舒適或安全了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用以形容生活已经不像过去那样舒适或安全了…
(Definition of what's the world coming to? from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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