Learn Spanish/English Phrases (all levels, both languages): "(ir) de mal en peor"

Learn Spanish/English Phrases (all levels, both languages): "(ir) de mal en peor"


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Our phrase is:

(ir) de mal en peor

Alternative: ir de Guatemala en Guatepeor


Mi día fue de mal en peor.

English Example:

My day went from bad to worse.

English Phrase:

(to go) from bad to worse

Have fun!

updated ABR 10, 2010
edited by renaerules
posted by renaerules

16 Answers


Congratulations Julian! Your sentence will be entered in the phrasebook.

updated ABR 9, 2010
posted by renaerules
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