in a bad way

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Definition of in a bad way

: in a bad state or condition Without enough funding, public services are in a pretty bad way right now.

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“In a bad way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20bad%20way. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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