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go from bad to worse

To become more unpleasant, unacceptable, or difficult than a situation already was. They were already struggling financially, but after Samantha lost her job, things went from bad to worse. If these new laws are passed, the homelessness crisis will go from bad to worse.
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go from bad to worse

to progress from a bad situation to one that is worse. Things went from bad to worse in a matter of days. I'm afraid that things are going from bad to worse.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go from ˌbad to ˈworse

(of an already bad situation) become even worse: Under the new management things have gone from bad to worse.
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The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse. "For God's sake, I implore you, come at once if you do not wish to make me and the whole family wretched," wrote the countess.
de Bellegarde answered with suave concision that he thought as ill of them as possible, that they were going from bad to worse, and that the age was rotten to its core.
There was no change in the situation, they said, except that it was going from bad to worse. The I.L.W.
I have seen the city's public transport system going from bad to worse in my three decades.
In fact, our days are going from bad to worse? And it will be still worse if Narendra Modi wins the 2019 elections.
THE amount of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean is shocking and the problem is only going from bad to worse.
All previous attempts to fostering peace by the US and other powers have failed to provide any result and as mentioned before, things are going from bad to worse.
But in a Commons statement, Mr Osborne warned: "The situation risks going from bad to worse. Britain will be affected the longer the Greek crisis lasts and the worse it gets.
Things are going from bad to worse for poor Phoebe, much to Esther's dismay.
Paul Edwards, from Central Liverpool Food Bank, said: "The situation is going from bad to worse.
NNA - 29/10/2012 - International peace envoy in Damascus, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Monday following talks in Moscow with Russia's Sergei Lavrov that the situation in Syria was going from bad to worse.
THIS season is going from bad to worse but I need to get back on track today and make no excuses for the skinnier than usual treble as I try to give punters a winner.
Things just seem to be going from bad to worse, don't they?
IT'S ALL going from bad to worse for poor old Maria.
I refer to the mid-morning slot, which is going from bad to worse. I have never listened to as much utter garbage in all my life, although I do believe that one man's meat is another man's poison.