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woe betide sb

said when there will be ​trouble for someone, or someone will be ​punished, if they do a ​particular thing: This is the second ​time he's been ​senthome from ​school this ​month, so woe ​betide him if it ​happens again!
(Definition of woe betide sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “woe betide sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)要倒霉(或遭殃)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)要倒楣(或遭殃)…
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