betide betide  /bɪ ˈtaɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) become of; happen to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Woe betide the guest who stands up David Letterman.
  2. Woe betide high-rate mortgage holders, owners of real estate who want to conserve equities, municipalities which retard progress with high taxes and antiquated building codes!.
  3. Asians are flexing their political muscles, exercising their civil rights vigorously even beyond the ballot box and woe betide the leader who fails to deliver what he promises.

News

  1. Oh, Gear: Smartwatches won't dominate holidays, analyst says

    Not the thing to impress your loved ones with this year? (Credit: Brian Bennett/CNET) I know there are people out there who don't want to embarrass themselves over the holiday season. It's all right if they slur their words and sidle up to people who aren't their spouses. But woe betide anyone who buys the wrong electronic gift. This is a shame not easily overcome, if ever. So the fine and ...
    on November 21, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Don't sway or ramble, Australia's Sochi team warned

    Woe betide any Australian athlete over-indulging in Russian hospitality in Sochi next year after the country's Olympic Committee said "swaying or having rambling conversations" could lead to an early flight home. Clarifying stringent new rules on behavior, the AOC said drinking alcohol would be permitted outside the Olympic Village but left athletes in no doubt about their conduct, saying they ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Olympics-Don't sway or ramble, Australia's Sochi team warned

    By Martyn Herman Nov 19 (Reuters) - Woe betide any Australian athlete over-indulging in Russian hospitality in Sochi next year after the country's Olympic Committee said "swaying or having rambling conversations" could lead to an early flight home. Clarifying stringent new rules on behaviour, the AOC said drinking alcohol would be permitted outside the Olympic Village but left athletes in no ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Woe betide the people who celebrate the release of a beastly man who bludgeoned the skull of a 4-year-old toddler," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a statement before a private meeting to condole the families of the soldiers.
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Washington Post

  2. Mr Burt added: "Security must now be the highest priority, because of our experiences in the past, and woe betide the Home Office if anything like that should happen again."
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Alistair Burt Source: Bedford Today

  3. Asked about the age-old issue of club versus country conflicts here, Toshack said, "I have worked in six different countries and I have to say there are more problems in the British Isles than anywhere else." "When I was in Turkey, woe betide...
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: John Toshack Source: ic Wales

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subordinate subordinate
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