Definition of bad off
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
: failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor
: not fresh : spoiled
: something that is bad
: an evil or unhappy state
: from a place or position
: away from land
: at a distance in space or time
: 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
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: office; officer; official
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