bad news

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of bad news

:one that is troublesome, unwelcome, or dangerous
  • stay away from him, he's bad news

First Known Use of bad news

1917


BAD NEWS Defined for English Language Learners

bad news

noun

Definition of bad news for English Language Learners

  • : a bad, unpleasant, or dangerous person or thing


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