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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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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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References in classic literature ?
The law was the first beginning, and it's gone from bad to worse, all of a sudden, just when the luck seemed on the turn?
And firstly, if it be not entirely new, but is, as it were, a member of a state which, taken collectively, may be called composite, the changes arise chiefly from an inherent difficulty which there is in all new principalities; for men change their rulers willingly, hoping to better themselves, and this hope induces them to take up arms against him who rules: wherein they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience they have gone from bad to worse.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Prince Harry's love life.
Ever since he was given a contract extension at the beginning of the season it has gone from bad to worse.
He completed his hat-trick on 36 minutes and it could have gone from bad to worse for the hosts when Ryan Beswick hit the woodwork for the rampant visitors.
The invasion of Iraq triggered a chain of events that has led to chaos and unimaginable carnage from Nigeria to Pakistan, and by appointing him Middle East envoy for the United Nations, the situation as regards Israel and its neighbours have gone from bad to worse.
The first visit caused me to write to the Gazette and I am afraid it's gone from bad to worse.
The PTI chairman said the law and order situation in Balochistan too has gone from bad to worse since the induction into office of the so-called democratic government and the government's authority is simply non-existent.
Summary: EMI's problems have gone from bad to worse.
For the common man things have gone from bad to worse now.
GORDON Brown's old school has gone from bad to worse, says an inspectors' report.
Graham Kerr, of Energy-watch Scotland, agreed, adding: "Their service has gone from bad to worse.
Their situation has gone from bad to worse in the last two years, continuing a decline in market share that began in January 1997, from about 25% to about 17.
THINGS have gone from bad to worse for Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, and it's no one's fault but his own.
Things have gone from bad to worse, with Olazabal missing the cut in his home Open on Friday.