worst comes to worst

worst comes to worst

The least ideal or preferred outcome happens. Often used with "if," as in "if worst comes to worst." Even if worst comes to worst and it rains on our wedding day, we'll make the best of it. I know you don't want to think about it, but, worst comes to worst, what would you do in a zombie apocalypse?
See also: come, worst
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If worst comes to worst, Gadon told a news briefing he will seek Sereno's arrest.
If worst comes to worst, they could die in captivity without having produced offspring and the conservationists could have unwillingly contributed to the final demise of the species.
If worst comes to worst and we don't lift the trophy in Basel, you still want another go at the Europa next season.
If worst comes to worst for either or both of those fine gentlemen, Abbott would appoint their replacements.
But if the worst comes to worst, and China wages war against the Philippines, he said he would immediately call on the United States for help.
A ZCPCI member asked: If worst comes to worst,how ready is our military to safeguard our territory?
If worst comes to worst, we'll just get a couple of standing-room-only tickets.
We will stay up but if the worst comes to worst you don't want to leave a situation where you are stuck with a load of players you can't shift.
Therefore, if worst comes to worst, Iran can walk out of the negotiations.
The Guardian advises readers to stay connected for live updates, and arm themselves with a cereal bar and a flask of coffee "if the worst comes to worst.
Worst comes to worst, you're already prepared for the next storm.
If worst comes to worst on Sunday and it comes to penalties, I'd like to think I've got some kind of advantage.
But if worst comes to worst and the Supreme Court insists that a letter be sent to the Swiss authorities by the government of Pakistan for the reopening of the cases, it should be done so as to avoid a clash.
Some South Sudanese incessantly glory in things that they may not even maintain if the worst comes to worst.
If worst comes to worst, the human ability to adapt might come to the fore once again.