not the end of the world

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not the end of the world

Not the very worst thing that could have happened; not causing very serious or insurmountable problems. Don’t worry about the dent. It's not the end of the world. It would be great if I got this teaching position, but I guess it isn't the end of the world if they pass me over.
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not the end of the world

COMMON You say it is not the end of the world to mean that something bad that happens is not too serious. If I make a mistake, it's not the end of the world. I can always go back and correct it. I've enjoyed my time in international football, but it won't be the end of the world if I'm not selected again.
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It's disappointing I won't be part of it this year, but it's not the end of the world.
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If it changes the position, that will be fantastic, but if it doesn't it's not the end of the world.
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This accurately sums up the message that Joan Borysenko presents in It's Not the End of the World.
Obviously I'll try and play well but it's not the end of the world if I don't.
I thought as long as the results are all ok, it's not the end of the world.
Possibly the longest titled festival in history, It's Not The End Of The World is a celebration of artistic diversity.
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