bad off

Definition of bad off

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.

Word by Word Definitions

bad play
  1. : failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor

  2. : unfavorable

  3. : not fresh : spoiled

  1. : something that is bad

  2. : an evil or unhappy state

  3. : fault

  1. : badly

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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