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English definition of “a fate worse than death”

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 your parents seems like a fate worse than death .Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of a fate worse than death from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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