from bad to worse


: from a bad state or condition to an even worse state or condition
The company has been struggling for years, and things have recently gone from bad to worse.

Examples of from bad to worse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opinion: Renting in L.A. could go from bad to worse. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2024 But Corey says the more police questioned her in the coming days … the more a traumatic situation went from bad to worse. Jim Axelrod, CBS News, 13 Jan. 2024 But since the 2000s, as economic inequality in the nation has gone from bad to worse, the theater world has become more profoundly unequal. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2023 Later, Monica and Rachel take the medical duo on a double date that goes from bad to worse. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 All the while, a humanitarian crisis teeters from bad to worse. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Safe to say this situation has just gone from bad to worse. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 11 July 2023 Meanwhile, the future of the city hangs in the balance, things going from bad to worse—public transportation, mail delivery, garbage removal—thanks to the mayor, six terms and still nothing to show for it. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 Things went from bad to worse as poor word-of-mouth spread. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2023

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“From bad to worse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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