bad off

Definition of bad off

US

  1. 1 :  having little money <They're pretty bad off now that he's lost his job.>

  2. 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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  failing to reach an acceptable standard :  poor

    :  unfavorable

    :  not fresh :  spoiled

  1. :  something that is bad

    :  an evil or unhappy state

    :  fault

  1. :  badly

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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