not the end of the world

Definition of not the end of the world

informal

  1. :  the most terrible and unpleasant thing possible You would think it was the end of the world the way she's carrying on. —usually used in negative statements to mean something is not as terrible as it seems to be It won't be the end of the world if it rains on the day of the wedding. Losing your job does not have to be the end of the world.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

  1. :  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up not the end of the world? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!