make matters worse

Definition of make matters worse

  1. :  to make a situation worse He laughed at her and then, to make matters worse, he accused her of lying!

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

matterplay matters
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify

worseplay
  1. : comparative ofbador ofill

    :  of more inferior quality, value, or condition

    :  more unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful

  1. :  one that is worse

  1. : comparative ofbadorbadlyor ofillorilly

    :  in a worse manner :  to a worse extent or degree

    :  what is worse


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