Definition of bad offUS
- They're pretty bad off now that he's lost his job.
- 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.
: failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor
: not fresh : spoiled
: something that is bad
: an evil or unhappy state
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
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
: competition : contest
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