go from bad to worse


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go from bad to worse

To become more unpleasant, unacceptable, or difficult than a situation already was. They were already struggling financially, but after Samantha lost her job, things have gone from bad to worse. If these new laws are passed, the homelessness crisis will go from bad to worse.
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go from bad to worse

to progress from a bad situation to one that is worse. Things went from bad to worse in a matter of days. I'm afraid that things are going from bad to worse.
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go from ˌbad to ˈworse

(of an already bad situation) become even worse: Under the new management things have gone from bad to worse.
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