so much the worse


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so much the worse

That is even worse. If their policy ends up crippling the working class, then so much the worse for their chances at remaining in power after the next elections.
See also: much, worse

so much the worse (for someone or something)

That is even worse (for a particular person or thing). If their policy ends up crippling the working class, then so much the worse for their chances at remaining in power after the next elections. Older people already face challenges if they have to re-enter the workplace late in life; so much the worse if that involves mastery of technological advances they may have little to no experience in.
See also: much, someone, worse

so much the

To that extent or degree, as in You decided to stay home? So much the better, for now we won't need a second car. This usage is always followed by a comparative adjective, such as better in the example. [Early 1200s]
See also: much

so much the ˈbetter/ˈworse (for somebody/something)

it is better/worse for that reason: ‘I seem to have made my curry hotter than usual.’ ‘So much the better. I love hot curries.’
See also: better, much, worse