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Meaning of “a fate worse than death” in the English Dictionary

"a fate worse than death" in British English

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a fate worse than death

informal humorous something you do not ​want to ​experience because it is so ​unpleasant: When you're 16, an ​evening at ​home with ​yourparentsseems like a fate ​worse than ​death.
(Definition of a fate worse than death from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"a fate worse than death" in American English

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a fate worse than death

something you do not ​want to ​experience because it is so ​unpleasant or ​embarrassing: Being ​seen with my ​parents at the ​beach would have been a fate ​worse than ​death.
(Definition of a fate worse than death from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a fate worse than death”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人极为不快的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人極為不快的事…
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