bad or badly off

bad or badly off
idi bad or badly off, poor; destitute

From formal English to slang. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • badly off — comparative worse off superlative worst off adj [not before noun] especially BrE 1.) also bad off AmE not having much money = ↑poor ≠ ↑well off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • badly off — (comparative ,worse off; superlative ,worst off) adjective MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) BAD OFF 2. ) badly off for without enough of something you need: The kids were quite badly off for school clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • badly off — worse off, worst off (in AM, also use bad off) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are badly off, you are in a bad situation. The average working week in Japan is 42.3 hours, compared with 41.6 in the UK, so they are not too badly off. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • badly off — in a bad state, poor, poverty stricken …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bad — I [[t]bæd[/t]] adj. worse, worst; (Slang)bad•der, bad•dest for36; 1) not good in any manner or degree 2) having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible 3) of inferior quality; inadequate; defective; deficient 4) disobedient or naughty… …   From formal English to slang

  • badly — bad, badly 1. After the verb feel, bad is an adjective complement (meaning either ‘guilty, ashamed’ or ‘unwell’) rather than an adverb: • To be absolutely honest, what I feel really bad about is that I don t feel worse Michael Frayn, 1965. After… …   Modern English usage

  • bad — bad, badly 1. After the verb feel, bad is an adjective complement (meaning either ‘guilty, ashamed’ or ‘unwell’) rather than an adverb: • To be absolutely honest, what I feel really bad about is that I don t feel worse Michael Frayn, 1965. After… …   Modern English usage

  • badly — /bad lee/, adv., worse, worst, adj. adv. 1. in a defective, incorrect, or undesirable way: The car runs badly. 2. in an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unskilled manner: a vague, badly written letter; He paints badly. 3. unfavorably: His neighbors …   Universalium

  • bad — bad1 badness, n. /bad/, adj., worse, worst; (Slang) badder, baddest for 36; n.; adv. adj. 1. not good in any manner or degree …   Universalium

  • off — off1 [ ɔf, af ] function word *** Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. She took her coat off and hung it up. My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got off the bus at the next stop. Keep off the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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