Last modified on 6 December 2014, at 17:01

worst comes to worst

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EtymologyEdit

Shortening of "if the worst come to the worst".[1]

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worse comes to worst

  1. (idiomatic) If a possible worst-case scenario actually occurs.
  2. (idiomatic) If an already bad situation progresses into a catastrophic situation.
    Worst comes to worst, these stock certificates will make fine wallpaper.

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  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/magazine/06FOB-onlanguage-t.html