woe to/betide

idiom

Definition of woe to/betide

old-fashioned
used as a warning that there will be trouble if someone does something specifiedWoe betide anyone who enters here!Woe to any student who is late for her class.

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“Woe to/betide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woe%20to%2Fbetide. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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