Nothing so bad but it might've been worse In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "Nothing so bad but it might've been worse", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Jimmy Hung calendar 2021-06-22 06:06

Meaning of Nothing so bad but it might've been worse (redirected from nothing so bad but (it) might have been worse )

Nothing so bad but (it) might have been worse proverb

Although things are currently bad, they could have been worse.

I lost all their possessions due to the flooding. Fortunately, my family is safe. Yeah, nothing so bad but it might have been worse.

Mary: I've got a bad grade in English Peter: Do not worry. You can try harder next time. Nothing so bad but it might have been worse.

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To lower the boom (on someone or something)

To punish someone or something harshly 

soften/cushion the blow
To make a difficult experience less serious; to make the situation better
drastic times call for drastic measures
When you experience extreme and undesirable situations, it is probably essential to take extreme actions
you can't unring a bell

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

to ask for trouble
to behave in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties

Origin of Nothing so bad but (it) might have been worse

The origin of this expression is not clear.

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not the full shilling

Stupid or crazy

Example:

He is definitely not the full shilling when wearing a thick coat in this sultry weather.

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