badly off

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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.

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

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