for better or worse

[for better or worse] or [for better or for worse] {adv. phr.} 1.With good or bad effect, depending on how one looks at the matter.

The historian did justice, for better or worse, to the careers ofseveral famous men.

2. Under any eventuality; forever; always.

Alex and Masha decided to leave Moscow and come to Chicago, forbetter or for worse.

3. (Marriage vows) Forever, for as long as onemay live.

With this ring I thee wed, for richer or poorer, insickness and in health, for better or worse, til death do us part.