So although betide
is not, according to lexical sources, a defective verb, in practice it seems that it prefers to act as one.
the scholar surveying the human history of warfare in a mere three hundred pages.
We moaned and groaned but woe betide
us if we didn't do our share.
But woe betide
anybody who stands in Mary's way as she determinedly delivers ordinary folks' gripes and grievances to the desks of chief executives across the land in an attempt to make them change their ways.
Whitby blocks business - page 11 Woe betide
he who dares try to open a new business in Harborne, for Birmingham's poshest suburb is notoriously picky about change.
They equate socialism with goodness and woe betide
anyone who disagrees with them.
us if ever someone decides that trees have private parts--they'll all be decked out in doilies overnight."
If anyone can find that person Fischer can, but until he does his work and his battle with the bureaucrats will continue--and woe betide
anyone who tries to stop him!
Their obsession became official policy on September 20, when President Bush unveiled a report called "The National Security Strategy of the United States." It says, "We will not hesitate to act alone, if necessary, to exercise our right of self-defense by acting preemptively." This doctrine says the United States will defend "our interests at home and abroad by identifying and destroying the threat before it reaches our borders." And woe betide
any nation that tries to compete with the United States militarily.
the chef who set before him what His Highness did not deem a dainty dish.
And woe betide
the employer who hints to a lower-level worker that he might get ahead faster if he availed himself of that good old American tradition, the accent-reduction course.
And woe betide
the reactionary master who confused customary right with privilege.
But the further implication--woe betide
the president who ignores Kevin Phillips--is superfluous, because we now have, for perhaps the first time in our history, a president who can absolutely be counted on to read and assimilate the message of any new book on public affairs that gets even a fraction of the attention that is sure to come to Boiling Point.
I'm sure West Ham fans will be up for it on Monday night and I expect Bilic to get off the mark this season because woe betide
him if he doesn't.
The 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU demand it and woe betide
May and her administration if there is any backsliding.