How should I use the idiom the sky is falling down when I'm going to say to someone in an understated way to that the situation is bad, but not too bad?

In other words, I need to make a similar sentence like that's not the end of the world, just using this structure.

Does the following sentence sound natural to you?

It's not as if the sky is falling down.

Thank you.

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    That's a perfect sentence. Also "It's not as if it's the end of the world."
    – jonathanjo
    May 3, 2019 at 11:21
  • I would suggest that @jonathanjo post that as an answer to be accepted so this question can be closed. May 3, 2019 at 18:01
  • A simple search of >"the sky is falling down" idiom<, for example, would render this question moot. I'm voting to close the question for that reason. In addition, this question seems more like a solicitation of "writing advice" more than anything else, and is in appropriate for ELL for that reason. May 4, 2019 at 10:54
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    @Jim Reynolds, it was not at all about asking advice for a writing style! It's absolutely comparing two completely close concepts in another language which sophisticates it's comprehending and sentence's structure. Meanwhile, as a non-native individual, I'm keen on discovering the way a native speaker would construct various sentences and that was why I opened the thread at hand here...
    – A-friend
    May 4, 2019 at 13:45

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Your suggestion is a perfectly constructed way to say it

  • It's not as if the sky is falling down.

Also It's not as if it's the end of the world.


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