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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When William Miller interpreted the Bible as saying the end of the world would come in March of 1843, he honestly believed it - and so did hundreds of followers who give away their possessions as the fateful date approached.
The Fatwa Section of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments said the end of the world, the start of the Doomsday, is not known to anyone, including the prophets.
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