Meaning of “badly off” in the English Dictionary

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"badly off" in British English

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badly offadjective

uk /ˌbæ ˈɒf/ us /ˌbæ ˈɑːf/ worse off, worst off

having little money and few of the things you need to live:

They're not badly off but they don't have much money to spare.

(Definition of “badly off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"badly-off" in Business English

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uk us comparative worse-off, superlative worst-off

in a difficult financial situation:

The economy has not been this badly-off in over 40 years.

(Definition of “badly-off” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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