woe betide (one)

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woe betide (one)

Unpleasant things will happen to someone. And woe betide anyone one who tries to ruin my plans!
See also: betide, woe

woe betide (someone)

1. Used to express the wish for someone to experience misfortune.
2. Used as a warning or allusion to negative consequences: "Even though my dad was no farmer, he was a crack shot and a very good hunter&.... woe betide the unwary moose that wandered down from Canada" (Howard Frank Mosher).
See also: betide, woe