not the end of the world

idiom

informal
: 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.

Examples of not the end of the world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regardless, any ongoing issues are not the end of the world. Tarot.com, Hartford Courant, 10 July 2024 A little skin in the game is not the end of the world. Lilia Luciano, CBS News, 9 June 2024 But here’s the thing: failure is not the end of the world. King Holder, Rolling Stone, 26 Apr. 2024 Muddy knees and learning that falling down is not the end of the world are part of the experience of play, Laris says. Marty Ross, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 At the end of the day, this is not the end of the world. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2024 Speaking personally, both of these developments are annoying from a professional standpoint but otherwise not the end of the world—for now. David Meyer, Fortune, 6 July 2023 What does the sight of an inch of snow on a palm tree conjure in most people’s imaginations if not the end of the world? Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 Unlike mediocre hardware, which can’t be fixed after release, software and app ecosystem can continuously improve over time, so the nReal Light’s flaws being mostly software than hardware right now is not the end of the world. Ben Sin, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022

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“Not the end of the world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20the%20end%20of%20the%20world. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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