bad off

idiom

US
1
: having little money
They're pretty bad off now that he's lost his job.
2
: in a bad or difficult situation or condition
When I heard how bad off they were, I asked if I could do anything to help.
With respect to unemployment this state isn't too bad off compared to other parts of the country.

Examples of bad off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no new snow, and roads are improving, but some are still very bad off the main highways. WSJ, 15 Jan. 2024 Knock Walker Buehler out until September, toss Clayton Kershaw on the IL awhile and put the suspended, appealing Trevor Bauer back in mothballs, and how bad off would the Dodgers be? Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 In 2022, both our trio of REIT funds and the index are in the red, except the REITs aren’t as bad off. Larry Light, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2022

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“Bad off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20off. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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