What's the world coming to?


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What's the world coming to?

something that you say which means that life is not as pleasant or safe as it was in the past What's the world coming to when you can't leave your house for five minutes without someone trying to break in and rob you?
See also: coming, world
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I mean, if poor people can't splash out and celebrate rich people getting married, what's the world coming to?
WHILE Newbury will be quite rightly grabbing most of the attention it practically breaks my heart to have to inform you of a couple of decent betting opportunities on the Polytrack at Lingfield - all-weather punting on Hennessy day - what's the world coming to?