badly off

Definition of badly off

1 :having little money
  • We were so badly off we couldn't afford a bus ticket.
2 :in bad condition
  • I felt unwell, but I wasn't so badly off that I had to stay home from work.

Word by Word Definitions

badly play
  1. : in a bad manner

  2. : to a great or intense degree

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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