Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China


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to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
HSK 5
at worst; if worst comes to worst / (usu. in the negative) serious; alarming
severe punishment / worst punishment / to torture
hands tied and expecting the worst
nothing sadder than a withered heart (idiom attributed to Confucius by Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子) / no greater sorrow than a heart that never rejoices / the worst sorrow is not as bad as an uncaring heart / nothing is more wretched than apathy
There are three ways to be unfilial; having no sons is the worst. (citation from Mencius 孟子)
the best part of the show is yet to come / (with ironic tone) the worst is yet to come / you ain't seen nothin' yet
sacking the worst-performing employee / elimination of the worst-performing contestant
hands tied and expecting the worst
to fall short of the best but be better than the worst / can pass muster


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