worst comes to worst

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
(Redirected from worse comes to worst)
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

worst comes to worst (not comparable)

  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.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]