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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 ?
Matters went from bad to worse in the case of the irrepressible Cyrus.
The expenses of combating the strike were tremendous, and they were earning nothing, while daily the situation went from bad to worse, until "peace at any price" became the cry.
Things went from bad to worse, and I shortly found myself mentally taking the unfriended lady under my protection.
At any rate, the situation went from bad to worse so rapidly that I should soon, of my own volition, have left home.
If you are at all interested in the fate of that low scoundrel, Grimsby, I can only tell you that he went from bad to worse, sinking from bathos to bathos of vice and villainy, consorting only with the worst members of his club and the lowest dregs of society - happily for the rest of the world - and at last met his end in a drunken brawl, from the hands, it is said, of some brother scoundrel he had cheated at play.
Dave and Sol-leks were unaffected, but the rest of the team went from bad to worse.
Instead of which everything went from bad to worse.
Well, matters went from bad to worse with us, and this animal Hudson became more and more intrusive, until at last, on making some insolent reply to my father in my presence one day, I took him by the shoulders and turned him out of the room.
I overheard Jove, one day,' said Silenus, 'talking of destroying the earth; he said it had failed; they were all rogues and vixens, who went from bad to worse, as fast as the days succeeded each other.
I went from bad to worse," she said, with an air of discouragement very foreign to her.
The Tory Party conference in Manchester went from bad to worse and the PM, hounded all week by treacherous Boris Johnson, may never recover.
CheltFest Sam on a day that went from bad to worse for the Twiston-Davies team @ | Absolutely love Fair Along.
INDIA'S Commonwealth Games nightmare went from bad to worse last night after the withdrawal of star England duo Christine Ohuruogu and Lisa Dobriskey.
IAN POULTER'S day went from bad to worse when he got involved in a verbal spat with a spectator and a security guard as he trudged off after a miserable round.
FRANCE'S World Cup preparations went from bad to worse as they suffered a shock defeat to China.