if (the) worse comes to (the) worst

idiom

Definition of if (the) worse comes to (the) worst

: if the worst possible thing happens
  • If worse comes to worst, you can always ask me for help.

Word by Word Definitions

worse play
  1. : comparative of bad

  2. : or of ill

  3. : of more inferior quality, value, or condition

  1. : one that is worse

  1. : comparative of bad

  2. : or badly

  3. : or of ill

worst play
  1. : superlative of bad

  2. : or of ill

  3. : most corrupt, bad, evil, or ill

  1. : superlative of ill

  2. : or illy

  3. : or of bad

  1. : one that is worst

  1. : to get the better of : defeat


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