Meaning of “too bad” in the English Dictionary

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"too bad" in British English

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too bad

informal

B1 If you say something is too bad, you can mean either that you feel sympathy about a problem, or that you do not. The difference is in what is being talked about and the way that you say it:

It's too bad that you can't come to see Mark in his school play.
"I can't come on Friday." "That's too bad - I've already bought the tickets, so you'll still have to pay."

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

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