bad news

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bad news (uncountable)

  1. News of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events.
    bad news travels fast.
    • 2008, Alex Perry, "Good News: Gorillas Thrive," Time, 5 Aug.,
      One of the rules of journalism is that news from Africa is always bad news.
    • 2021 December 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Aylesbury (2009)”, in RAIL, number 947, page 61:
      The mainstream media hones in on bad news stories where UK railways are concerned, yet gives scant attention to the many items of good news emerging from the network.
  2. (idiomatic) An irritating, troublesome or harmful person, situation or thing.


  • (irritating, troublesome,or harmful person, situation, or thing): troublemaker



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