badly off


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Translations
مُعدَم،فَقير
být v tísnivést si špatně
er dårligt stillet
illa settur

badly off

adjpovero/a

bad

(bӕd) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not good; not efficient. He is a bad driver; His eyesight is bad; They are bad at tennis (= they play tennis badly).
2. wicked; immoral. a bad man; He has done some bad things.
3. unpleasant. bad news.
4. rotten. This meat is bad.
5. causing harm or injury. Smoking is bad for your health.
6. (of a part of the body) painful, or in a weak state. She has a bad heart; I have a bad head (= headache) today.
7. unwell. I am feeling quite bad today.
8. serious or severe. a bad accident; a bad mistake.
9. (of a debt) not likely to be paid. The firm loses money every year from bad debts.
ˈbadlycomparative worse: superlative worst - adverb
1. not well, efficiently or satisfactorily. He plays tennis very badly.
2. to a serious or severe extent. He badly needs a haircut; The dress is badly stained.
ˈbadness noun
badly off
not having much especially money. We can't go on holiday – we are too badly off.
feel bad (about something)
to feel upset or ashamed about something. I feel bad about forgetting to telephone you.
go from bad to worse
to get into an even worse condition etc than before. Things are going from bad to worse for the firm – not only are we losing money but there's going to be a strike as well.
not bad
quite good. `Is she a good swimmer?' `She's not bad.'
too bad
unfortunate. It's too bad that he has left.
References in classic literature ?
To this he replied that a person who did not possess a groat must surely be rather badly off; to which Thedora retorted that I could always either live by the labour of my hands or marry--that it was not so much a question of my losing posts as of my losing my happiness, the ruin of which had led almost to my death.
"You are not badly off here," he said, smiling, as if he meant to lodge there himself.
Though your worship was not so badly off, having in your arms that incomparable beauty you spoke of; but I, what did I have, except the heaviest whacks I think I had in all my life?
"Why, yes, he could not be badly off for money," replied D'Artagnan -- "it may be believed, since M.
"Good luck to you," he said, "father stranger, you are very badly off at present, but I hope you will have better times by and by."
So I don't think you're very badly off to see her again."
I'm almost as badly off as poor Polly Davis who was in the Heavenly Waltz Company with me when she married that man, Lord Wetherby.
They believed that foreigners were always badly off; and though they were as ill off themselves as they could desire to be, that did not diminish the force of the objection.
intermingled, just by way of variety, with divers side plunges and compound shakes; and they begin to flatter themselves that they are not so badly off, after all.
I help to support the establishments I have mentioned -- they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there.'
A working-man 'ud be badly off without a wife to see to th' house and the victual, and make things clean and comfortable."
He left me very badly off. I had to go and live with some old aunts in Yorkshire." She shuddered.