badly off

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badly off (comparative worse off or more badly off, superlative worst off or most badly off)

  1. In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      The animals were not badly off throughout that summer, in spite of the hardness of their work.

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