go bad

idiom

: to no longer be fresh enough to eat or drink : to become spoiled
Is the milk still good or has it gone bad?

Examples of go bad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because leaders who go bad nearly never self-correct. Barbara Kellerman, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024 With kids who needed internet access to get homework done and a fridge full of food that could soon go bad, Barron took Zhang up on his offer for the generator and picked one up from his house. Isha Trivedi, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 There are two ways your ground beef can go bad – bacteria or spoilage. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2024 New York Community Bancorp recently disclosed a surprise loss and a spike in loan losses as commercial real estate loans go bad. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 And, keep in mind that flaxseed is a fresh food, and all fresh foods can eventually go bad. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2024 As voters perceive the country heading down the wrong track, Mr. Trump appears to be benefiting from being out of the White House, out of the spotlight and out of responsibility when things go bad. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 In addition, O’Brien-Applegate said, diesel fuel can go bad — fuel vendors and experts online say the life span is typically six to 12 months. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 In times like these, even good people can end up in desperate straits when things go bad. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2023

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“Go bad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20bad. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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