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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #1 (permalink) Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:43 am   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", question 5

Jill: 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, I'm afraid.'
Frank: '.........'

(a) It's not the end of the day.
(b) It's not the end of the world.
(c) It's not the end of life.
(d) It's not the end of everything.

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", answer 5

Jill: 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, I'm afraid.'
Frank: 'It's not the end of the world.'

Correct answer: (b) It's not the end of the world.

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Jill: 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, I'm afraid.'
Frank: 'It's not the end of life.'
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what is the meaning of it's not the end of world?

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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:13 am   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

This means that this isn't the worst thing that can happen.
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #3 (permalink) Tue May 22, 2007 23:37 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Hello!
What does it mean to put right? To put right now/ at this particular moment?
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #4 (permalink) Wed May 23, 2007 14:08 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Snoopy_Blah_Blah wrote:
Hello!
What does it mean to put right? To put right now/ at this particular moment?

You'll find several definitions of 'put right' here.
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #5 (permalink) Tue Oct 13, 2009 13:54 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

why is it not "it's not the end of life"??
thanks in advance!
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #6 (permalink) Tue Oct 13, 2009 14:02 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Hi,

'It's not the end of the world' is a set expression and suggests: It;s not really a big problem/It's not something worth worrying about. 'The end of life' simply means 'death' and that's not what's needed in the test sentence.

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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #7 (permalink) Tue Oct 13, 2009 14:36 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

oh god!:idea:
Thank you very much sir..
for a very quick reply....
Thank you again
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #8 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 17:39 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Dear Alan;
what does 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, mean?????
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #9 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 17:43 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Hi Amalmusica,
Would you please tell me what Amalmusica means? Is it your name?
In advance I apologize for this question.
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Meaning of 'the end of the world' #10 (permalink) Sun Apr 04, 2010 18:46 pm   Meaning of 'the end of the world'
 

Hi Mitra,

This
Quote:
It's going to cost a lot of money to put right
means it will be expensive to repair/mend.

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