Meaning of “poorly off” in the English Dictionary

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poorly offadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˌpɔː.li ˈɒf/ us /ˌpʊr.li ˈɑːf/

poor, having little money and/or few possessions:

The country was so poorly off it had to close many of its embassies abroad.

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