if the worst comes to the worst for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD
You use if the worst comes to the worst to say what you might do if a situationdevelops in the most unfavourable way possible. The form if worst comes to worst is also used, mainly in American English. ⇒ If the worst comes to the worst I guess I can always ring Jean. ⇒ He was asked whether he would walk out if the worst came to the worst.
Example sentences containing 'if the worst comes to the worst'
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