if worst comes to worst
Also, if worse comes to worst. In the least favorable situation, if the worst possible outcome occurs. For example, If worst comes to worst and the budget is not approved, the government will shut down, or Go ahead and go to school with a cold; if worse comes to worst the teacher will send you home. This expression is nearly always followed by a solution. [Late 1500s]
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We won't find out this season, though it comes up occasionally.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But there is an underlying feeling that the worst is yet to come.
In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Freedom of speech, then, is sometimes not worth the trouble that comes with it.
Sadly, it appears the American press often doesn't need any outside help when it comes to censoring themselves.
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett