If anything can go wrong, it will


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If anything can go wrong, it will.

Prov. Every possible disaster will occur, whether you have prepared for it or not. (This saying is also referred to as "Murphy's Law.") Fred: Your car should be fine now, as long as the battery doesn't die. Alan: Then we'd better put a new battery in. If anything can go wrong, it will; so let's make sure it can't go wrong.
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