make matters worse

idiom

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

Examples of make matters worse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make matters worse, infrastructure such as dams, pipes, and water treatment facilities are in poor condition — and only getting worse. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 5 July 2024 And to make matters worse, a rival protection agency led by Simu Liu’s Louis Lewis also wants in on the action. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 2 July 2024 To make matters worse, this was also the heyday of the Border Reivers, whole clans of cattle-stealing marauders who plundered and pillaged on both sides of the frontier. Yannic Rack, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 July 2024 To make matters worse, the Portland Trail Blazers traded Malcolm Brogdon to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, and the experienced game manager would have made a fine starter in the Spurs’ thin backcourt. Ben Golliver, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for make matters worse 

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“Make matters worse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20matters%20worse. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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