Tradução de "to make matters worse"

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Como eu posso utilizar a expressão "to make matters worse", em quais contextos ela se encaixa melhor?

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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
"Para piorar as coisas".

I'm broke; I don't have a job; my girlfriend broke up with me. And to make matters worse, my mechanic just told me that my car needs a new transmission!
I cannot speak English, a cat ate my tongue, a crab pinched my middle finger and, to make matters worse, my English teacher walked out on me.
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Thanks for answering.

Is it ok, if I say "My girlfriend was annoyed with me yesterday and i made matter worse when i told her that her dress didn't suit her."?
Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
"... matters worse..." - Correto.
Avatar do usuário PPAULO 39205 6 32 684
As Marcio pointed out, matterS, along with capital "I".
In addition to that one, I would like to add that:

"Yesterday my girlfriend was annoyed with/at me and to make matters worse I told her that her dress didn't suit her."?

OR
...to add insult to injury, I told her that her dress...
...and aggravating the situation further, I told her that here dress...
...and aggravating the situation further, I had the stupid idea of telling her that her dress... :lol:
...and on top of it, I told her...