Definition of badly off
- We were so badly off we couldn't afford a bus ticket.
- I felt unwell, but I wasn't so badly off that I had to stay home from work.
: in a bad manner
: to a great or intense degree
: 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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