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it's not the end of the world

This page is about the conversational phrase it's not the end of the world

Meaning

You can say this if you're comforting someone who's sad or disappointed.

For example

  • "I know you're upset, but it's not the end of the world. You'll soon find other friends."

  • "But I loved Mickey."
    "Come on, Minnie. It's not the end of the world. We'll find you another mouse."

Quick Quiz

If someone says "It's not the end of the world", they're trying to

a. make you feel better

b. make you feel worse

c. tell you where you are

Contributor: Matt Errey