end of the world


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end of the world

A very big deal or problem. Often used in the negative to describe a situation that one believes is being exaggerated. I know you're upset that you failed a test, but really, it's not the end of the world! You might think that not getting your driver's license today is the end of the world, but it's not. In five years, you won't even remember this day!
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Both The End of the World in Four Seasons and The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg were created in Canada and produced by Marcy Page for the NFB.
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