badly off

badly off (comparative worse off, superlative worst off)

  1. In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473 ↗:
      The animals were not badly off throughout that summer, in spite of the hardness of their work.
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  • German: schlecht dran

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