too bad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of "That is too bad." or "It is too bad that"

Phrase[edit]

too bad

  1. (idiomatic) That's a pity; that's unfortunate.
    You can't come to the party? Too bad.
  2. (idiomatic) It is unfortunate that.
    Too bad you can't come to the party.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Too bad is used to express sympathy at another's misfortune, or, with an ironic tone, to express pleasure with or disinterest in another's misfortune.

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