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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.
(Definition of if the worst comes to the worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of if the worst comes to the worst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “if the worst comes to the worst”
in Chinese (Simplified) 如果最坏的事情发生, 如果发生最糟的情况…
in Chinese (Traditional) 如果最壞的事情發生, 如果發生最糟的情況…
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