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so much the

Used to emphasize the degree or extent to which of some quality or trait, represented by a comparative adjective coming immediately after, especially "better" and "worse." I think your sister is hilarious—so much the better if she can come too. If their policy ends up crippling the working class, then so much the worse for their chances at remaining in power after the next elections. The scope of our reach has been multiplied by advances in technology, and so much the greater is our responsibility as a result.
See also: much

so much the better

Even better. I love your sister, so if she can come too, then so much the better.
See also: better, much

so much the better

even better; all to the better. Please come to the picnic. If you can bring a salad, so much the better. The flowers look lovely on the shelf. It would be so much the better if you put them on the table.
See also: better, much

so much the

To that extent or degree, as in You decided to stay home? So much the better, for now we won't need a second car. This usage is always followed by a comparative adjective, such as better in the example. [Early 1200s]
See also: much

so much the better (or worse)

it is better (or worse) for that reason.
1995 Guardian If you can get a tropical fruit juice…so much the better.
See also: better, much