too bad

idiom

1
used to show that one is sorry or feels bad about something
It's too bad that John and Mary are getting divorced.
2
used in an ironic way to show that one is not sorry or does not feel bad about something
"But I need your help!" "(That's just) Too bad."

Examples of too bad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This goes on a hamburger bun rather than a roll baked that morning, which is too bad, but the bun is buttered and crisped to order in the vertical toaster that stands behind the counter. New York Times, 18 June 2024 The first three years weren’t too bad, as my mother could still do quite a lot. Mary Stanik, Twin Cities, 14 June 2024 Plus, the price for this dual-duty ice maker isn't too bad, either. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 That’s too bad because David Soren’s family flick is clever and funny. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 3 June 2024 That’s too bad, because humans have an intuitive understanding of dog gestures, and this extends even to people who aren’t dog owners. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Apr. 2021 But what if the performance is so committed and expertly executed that the villain is too bad? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2024 Sheryl: There is no timeframe that is too bad or too late. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 21 Mar. 2024 He is gone now, never having seen a Springsteen show, which is too bad, and lends a bittersweet air to my feelings about the album. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2024

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“Too bad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/too%20bad. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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