for better or (for) worse


: whether good or bad things happen : no matter what happens
We've made our decision and now we have to stick to it for better or worse.

Examples of for better or (for) worse in a Sentence

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“For better or (for) worse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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