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Off with you; and if I do not find the trap ready when I want it, woe betide you.
Each beast was called by name, the weakest first, and woe betide any dog that moved out of his turn; for the tapering lash would shoot out like thonged lightning, and flick away an inch or so of hair and hide.
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans.
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them over to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans at the hands of Jove.
There must be no halting; every one must be at his or her post; and woe betides them who hear not this morning summons to the field; for if they are not awakened by the sense of hearing, they are by the sense of feeling: no age nor sex finds any favor.
Woe betide the UK Government if they don't deliver one.
The reality is that the loyalty of professional politicians is to their party, encouraged by the whips, and woe betide anyone who fails to toe the party line.
If he saw injustice, he would fight it and woe betide you if you were the victim of his wrath.
You got two bob (I think) for a 56lb sack, and woe betide if you got caught stuffing in vines to make up the weight.
but hey, if we don't put the bins out facing the right way woe betide us
And woe betide anyone accused of not being totally straight over their tax affairs.
Because we Scousers can laugh at ourselves, but woe betide any outsider who takes the mickey out of us.