Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

not the end of the world

not the end of the world
Meaning(s)
1) reassure someone that a problem is not as bad as they think
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    • it's not the end of the world
  • Analysis
    'It's not the end of the world' is a phrase used to reassure someone or remind them that a problem might not be as bad as they might think. "It's not the end of the world if you make a grammar mistake." "I know you're really upset about this, but it's not the end of the world, there are other things you can try." You will mostly hear this idiom used in spoken English.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm upset that I didn't get the job, but it's not the end of the world. There are plenty of other opportunities out there.
    2. The film starts at 8. It would be good if you could make it to the cinema by 7.45 but it's not the end of the world if you can't.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. It would be great if you could make it to dinner this evening with the client. If you can't it's not the end of the world, I can introduce you to them another time.
    2. It's not the end of the world if the delivery isn't here by Friday. We just need it by Tuesday at the latest.
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