The world won't end if you don't pass a test, so don't get overly worried.

What does " The world won't end" mean?

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    It means exactly what it says: the world, the universe, your life keeps on going after you fail. – StoneyB on hiatus Dec 4 '15 at 15:23
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    I believe it exactly means what it's supposed to mean. What confuses you? – M.A.R. Dec 4 '15 at 15:23
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    It has the same meaning as it’s not the end of the world. It is "used for saying that something bad is not really as serious as someone thinks it is". – Damkerng T. Dec 4 '15 at 16:02

The phrase "the world won't end" (usually followed by something like "if X occurs") means that whatever happened didn't matter all that much. That it is not as important as it may seem at first.

Because the world will not end because of it. A similar phrase is "life will go on".


"Won't" is a contraction of "will not".

The world will not end if you don't pass a test, so do not get overly worried.

The world is not going to end anyway, don't stress !

  • I don't think that was the gist of the question. – Chenmunka Dec 4 '15 at 15:29
  • According to YviDe, I understand the meaning of the clause" The world won't end" as "Your life won't end". – yethu Dec 5 '15 at 6:27

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