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?

  • 3
    It means exactly what it says: the world, the universe, your life keeps on going after you fail. Dec 4, 2015 at 15:23
  • 1
    I believe it exactly means what it's supposed to mean. What confuses you?
    – M.A.R.
    Dec 4, 2015 at 15:23
  • 3
    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". Dec 4, 2015 at 16:02

2 Answers 2


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, 2015 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, 2015 at 6:27

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .