what the world is coming to

Definition of what the world is coming to

  1. —used in the expressions I don't know what the world is coming to or What is the world coming to? to express shock or disgust by something that has happened in the world.

Word by Word Definitions

whatplay
  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

    : often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

    :  who

  1. :  why

    :  in what respect :  how

  1. : used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

    :  whatever

    :  any

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

comingplay
  1. :  an act or instance of arriving

  1. :  immediately due in sequence or development

    :  gaining importance


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