bad off

idiom

Definition of bad off

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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.

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“Bad off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20off. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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