Worst case scenario

worst case scenario
worse case scenario
(the worst possible situation; the worst thing that one can imagine happening) — в крайнем случае, на худой конец; в худшем случае (самое худшее, что может случиться)

A phrase used to describe the most negative, unpleasant thing that might happen.

Example: Go ahead and buy the new house. Worst case scenario, if you can’t make the payments, you can always sell it to someone else.

Example 2: I know you’re nervous about moving to another country, but worse case scenario, you can always move back home if you hate it there.

Related vocabulary:
[if worst comes to worst]
[at worst]
[критическая ситуация]
если прижмет