Proverbs with the word Worse

Worse things happen at sea

We say this in a resigned tone when we find ourselves in an awkward or difficult situation, or when we have to put up with something less than... Read more →

The worse luck now, the better another time

Just as we are not always lucky, so we are not always unlucky. The colloquial phrase is: 'Better luck next time.'

Who is worse shod than shoemaker’s wife?

The shoemaker is so anxious to make every penny he can out of his trade that he even denies his wife a new pair of shoes. Some other husbands... Read more →

The sun is never the worse for shining on a dunghill

Good people are not corrupted by their surroundings.

Praise makes good men better and bed men worse

Praise is encouragement, so to praise a good man is to encourage him in rectitude, and to praise a bad man is to encourage him in wickedness.

Nothing so bad but might have been worse

There is always something to be thankful for. 'The house was burnt to the ground, but things might have been worse, for I managed to save the... Read more →

A good tale is none the worse for being told twice

Children, in particular, love to hear a story again, however many times they heard it before. ‘Mummy, please tell me the story of the girl who... Read more →

The remedy may be worse than the disease

Measures to deal with the evils of one kind or another often make the situation worse. For example, calling in the armed forces during a period... Read more →