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worst comes to worstIf a possible worst-case scenario actually occurs.Rate it:

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worst comes to worstIf an already bad situation progresses into a catastrophic situation.Rate it:

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doctors make the worst patientsIt's often difficult to advise people on subjects that they are usually experts on.Rate it:

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worst of both worldsA solution or scenario which combines the disadvantages of two opposed prior solutions, often having been intended to combine their benefits instead.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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cross that bridge when one comes to itTo deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.Rate it:

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pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:

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the bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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when push comes to shoveWhen the pressure is on; when the situation is critical or urgent; when the time has come for action, even if it is difficult.Rate it:

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what will be, will beWhatever it comes to be, it will be accepted. One must accept the outcome.Rate it:

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money can't buy happinessMoney can buy external things, but true happiness comes from inside.Rate it:

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bear the bruntTo endure the worst part of something.Rate it:

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bottom of the lineThe worst, the most lackluster, or lowest quality currently on the market, especially among selections in a product line.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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conch don't grow on treesmeat that comes out of sea shellsRate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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friend with benefitsA friendship with no reserves when it comes to the release of shared sexual tension thus leading to sexual fraternization.Rate it:

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god helps those who help themselvesFortune comes to those who make a genuine effort to accomplish things.Rate it:

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life's a bitch and then you dieOne should expect the worst.Rate it:

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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.Rate it:

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make heavy weather ofTo overcomplicate things, to make things appear worst than they are.Rate it:

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out of placeShe comes in out of the storm with not a hair out of place.Rate it:

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out of the mouths of babesThe greatest wisdom comes from children, who are not afraid or weary of the world and its pressures.Rate it:

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out of the woodsOut of peril; likely to recover or prevail over trouble; finished with the worst or most threatening part of a problem or illness.Rate it:

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parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.Rate it:

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pride cometh before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride goeth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pride wenteth before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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pull inTo pull something, so that comes inside.Rate it:

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scum of the earthAn unwanted individual, the worst type of person or people.Rate it:

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seagull managerA manager who comes into the workplace or office only on occasion, especially when a problem arises or to criticize or critique employees.Rate it:

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something awfulIntensely or extremely; badly; in the worst way.Rate it:

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there's no accounting for tasteWhen it comes to subjective matters of taste, people have wildly different opinions.Disagreements about matters of taste can't be objectively resolved.Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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two wrongs don't make a right(ethics) A wrongful action is not a morally appropriate way to correct or cancel a previous wrongful action.1915, William MacLeod Raine, The Highgrader, ch. 15:"But when it comes to taking what belongs to anotherRate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for a woman is equally good for a man; or, what a woman can have or do, so can a man have or do. This comes from an earlier proverb, "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."Rate it:

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when he's at homeIn reality; in fact; when it comes down to it.Rate it:

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when it's at homePlainly; in plain English; when it comes down to it; at it's most basic level.Rate it:

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worm in the applesomething you thought was a good thing turns out to be a bad thing; usually at the worst possible time.Rate it:

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