What's this world coming to?

This expression means "What is going to happen to the world?" It expresses your disapproval of something. Use it when you notice a negative trend in society.

For example, you can ask "What's this world coming to?" if you hear about:

  • horrible news stories
  • children behaving much worse than they did when you were younger
  • rising prices
  • movies that are very sexual, violent, or dumb

"What's this world coming to?" is a rhetorical question, which means that you don't expect anyone to answer it.

This phrase appears in these lessons: