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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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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?" This was the first lamentation that Mrs.
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. This follows also on another natural and common necessity, which always causes a new prince to burden those who have submitted to him with his soldiery and with infinite other hardships which he must put upon his new acquisition.
Alas, the situation for workers of late has gone from bad to worse. Today millions of workers have to sweat for as long as 12 hours for menial wages and no benefits, and their lot is nothing short of being serfs.
Addressing a gathering at Piplan, he said that at present, the economic condition of Pakistan had gone from bad to worse, adding that the price of dollar had reached its peak which would likely to spur inflation.
Has our country really gone from bad to worse politically?
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 has got to change his footballing philoso-phy completely.
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 staff seemed embarrassed to see visitors and the place is like a morgue.
Summary: EMI's problems have gone from bad to worse. The music label has recorded losses of Au1.6 billion in the past year.
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."