make matters worse

make matters worse
used for talking about something that makes a bad situation worse

These new crops are making matters worse by destroying traditional agriculture.

Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym
Main entry: worse

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make matters worse — verb To worsen an already difficult situation or unfavourable set of circumstances, typically by acting rashly, foolishly, or incompetently. His resentful attitude only made matters worse during the custody proceedings …   Wiktionary

  • make matters worse — v. make a bad situation worse, cause a difficult situation become more awful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make things worse — make matters/things/worse phrase used for talking about something that makes a bad situation worse These new crops are making matters worse by destroying traditional agriculture. Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • to make matters worse — make a bad situation worse, cause a difficult situation become more awful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to make matters worse — with the result that a bad situation is made worse …   Useful english dictionary

  • worse — worse1 [wə:s US wə:rs] adj [: Old English; Origin: wiersa, wyrsa] 1.) [the comparative of bad] more unpleasant, bad, or severe →↑better worse than ▪ The violence was worse than we expected. ▪ The traffic is much worse after five o clock. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worse — worse1 [ wɜrs ] adjective *** more unpleasant or bad than something else or than before: worse than: The injury looked a lot worse than it really was. get worse: Our performance got worse as the game went on. worse and worse: The company s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worse — I UK [wɜː(r)s] / US [wɜrs] adjective *** a) more unpleasant or bad than something else or than before Some said they d never seen a worse film. get worse: Our performance got worse as the game went on. worse than: The injury looked a lot worse… …   English dictionary

  • worse — 1 adjective 1 (the comparative of bad) not as good as someone or something else, or more unpleasant or of a lower standard: The meal couldn t have been much worse. | worse than: The weather was worse than last year. | there s nothing worse than… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • worse*/*/*/ — [wɜːs] adj I 1) more unpleasant or bad than something else, or than before Ant: better Our performance got worse as the game went on.[/ex] The company s financial problems are getting worse and worse.[/ex] The injury looked a lot worse than it… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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