worse off

Related to worse off: whopping, lavish
Translations

worse off

adjpiù povero/a (fig) you'll be worse off this waycosì sarà peggio per te
he is now worse off than before → ora è in condizioni economiche peggiori di prima
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
No, she could be no worse off in company with the devil himself than with Nikolas Rokoff, for the devil at least bore the reputation of being a gentleman.
I was to find, however, ere I was well out of that damnable hole that I might have been very much worse off had I been compelled to remain there another two minutes.
"Well, Bessy," he said, as she kissed him, "you must forgive me if you're worse off than you ever expected to be.
Tell us whether, after all, the half- free colored man of Massachusetts is worse off than the pampered slave of the rice swamps!
Whether he is better or worse off there where he awoke after his death, whether he was disappointed or found there what he expected, we shall all soon learn.
Mamma will never forgive me, and I shall be worse off than ever." "No, you shall not," I replied; "in such a point as this your mother's prohibition ought not to have prevented your speaking to me on the subject.
Our plight was anything but pleasant, yet I think that Hooja and his forces were even worse off than we, for they had no food nor water at all.
"I'm going to fight for our lives," he whispered to the children, "for if I fail we will be no worse off than before, and to sit here quietly until we are made into soup would be foolish and cowardly."
I'm really worse off than ever before, for I haven't Katie Maurice and Violetta now.
"But we are no worse off than before we discovered the Wishing Pills."
"And then it's not all as bad as that," says he; "there's worse off than me: there's the twenty-pounders.
"Well, they could be worse off. Old Peter had friends, and they ain't going to let them come to no harm.