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Definition of badly off adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    badly off

    (worse off, worst off)
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  1. 1not having much money synonym poor We aren't too badly off but we can't afford a house like that. opposite well-off
  2. 2not in a good situation I've got quite a big room so I'm not too badly off. Lots of people are far worse off than we are. opposite well-off
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