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Meaning of “badly off” in the English Dictionary

"badly off" in British English

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badly offadjective

uk   us   (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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badly-offadjective

uk   us   (comparative worse-off, superlative worst-off)
in a difficult ​financialsituation: 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)
Translations of “badly off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活困难的, 穷困的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活困難的, 窮困的…
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