worse off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"worse off" in British English

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worse offadjective [after verb]

uk   us  
poorer or in a more ​difficultsituation: If Rick ​loses his ​job we'll be ​even worse off.
(Definition of worse off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worse off" in American English

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worse off

in a less ​satisfactory or less ​successfulsituation: If you ​keepborrowingmoney to ​pay off ​yourdebts, you’ll be ​even worse off than you are now.
(Definition of worse off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worse off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 变得更穷困, 变得更糟…
in Turkish daha kötü/berbat durumda…
in Russian в худшем положении…
in Chinese (Traditional) 變得更窮困, 變得更糟…
in Polish w gorszej sytuacji…
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