in bad nick

Definition of in bad nick

British, informal

  1. :  in bad condition an economy in bad nick

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  failing to reach an acceptable standard :  poor

    :  unfavorable

    :  not fresh :  spoiled

  1. :  something that is bad

    :  an evil or unhappy state

    :  fault

  1. :  badly

  1. :  a small notch, groove, or chip

    :  a small cut or wound

    :  a break in one strand of two-stranded DNA caused by a missing phosphodiester bond

  1. :  to jot down :  record

    :  to make a nick in :  notch, chip

    :  to cut into or wound slightly

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