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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