end of the world, it's not/wouldn't be the

it wouldn't be the end of the world

It would not be the very worst thing that could have happened; it would not cause 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 wouldn't be the end of the world if they pass me over.
See also: end, of, world

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.
See also: end, not, of, world
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end of the world, it's not/wouldn't be the

It’s not that disastrous a calamity. This hyperbole of reassurance dates from the late nineteenth century. George Bernard Shaw used it in Major Barbara (1907): “Nothing’s going to happen to you . . . it wouldn’t be the end of the world if anything did.”
See also: end, not, of
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