bad off


: having little money
They're pretty bad off now that he's lost his job.
: 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.

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“Bad off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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