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end of the world, it's not/wouldn't be the

It’s not that disastrous a calamity. This hyperbole of reassurance dates from the late nineteenth century. George Bernard Shaw used it in Major Barbara (1907): “Nothing’s going to happen to you . . . it wouldn’t be the end of the world if anything did.”
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Believe me, it's not the end of the world, it's the start of a new life.
Coleen says First of all, it's not the end of the world and it's probably a phase that'll pass, so don't give yourself too much of a hard time.
"It's just life, it's not the end of the world. I tried to give it my best, I tried my hardest and it wasn't good enough."
You don't score 30, it's not the end of the world.'
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It's not the end of the world. Your life's not changed forever.
Cheer up, it's not the end of the world. except it is.
So it's not the end of the world if you don't do well in school, as long as you work really hard when you leave and know what you want to do.
A KINDLY message to the arrogant young female in her little blue car piled high with dark green garden furniture who sped over the 'Please reverse into the bay' sign on to and blocking the yellow edged pedestrian walkway at Lifford Lane Recycling Centre on January 13 shouting 'I don't have time to reverse' and 'it's not the end of the world.'.
This advice group has grown over the years to reassure men that it's not the end of the world.
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