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English definition of “be in a bad way”

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be in a bad way

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to be ill, unhappy, or in a bad state: She was thin and tired-looking and generally in a bad way. After five years of war, the country was in a bad way.
Translations of “be in a bad way”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生病, 不高興, 狀態不佳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生病, 不高兴, 状态不佳…
(Definition of be in a bad way from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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