in a bad way


in a bad way
adjective
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
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distressed companies need loans and technical advice

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financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices

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we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment

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found themselves in a bad way financially

Syn: ↑distressed, ↑hard-pressed, ↑hard put
Similar to: ↑troubled

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phrasal
: having serious difficulty

public schools are at the present time in a bad way — M.B.Smith

the stricken man was in such a bad way he was immediately hospitalized

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in a bad way (informal)
1. Ill
2. In trouble
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Main Entry:bad
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in a bad way
1. In a serious condition
2. Very upset
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Main Entry:way

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in a bad way informal phrase
unhappy, sick, or in a serious condition

She was in a bad way after the accident.

With high inflation and rising levels of debt, the economy is in a bad way.

Thesaurus: feeling and being unhealthy or illsynonym feeling sad or unhappysynonym
Main entry: bad

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ill

Sammy shivered. He was in a bad way

in trouble

the fleet was in a bad way, mainly due to a shortage of spares

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in a bad way
: in a bad condition

Without enough funding, public services are in a pretty bad way right now.

The patient was in a bad way last week but is doing better now.

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Main Entry:bad

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • in a bad way — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In trouble or likely to have trouble. * /If you have only those two girls to help you, you are in a bad way./ * /Jerry has written only one sentence of his term paper that is due tomorrow, and he knows he is in a bad way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a bad way — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In trouble or likely to have trouble. * /If you have only those two girls to help you, you are in a bad way./ * /Jerry has written only one sentence of his term paper that is due tomorrow, and he knows he is in a bad way./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ a\ bad\ way — adv. phr. informal In trouble or likely to have trouble. If you have only those two girls to help you, you are in a bad way. Jerry has written only one sentence of his term paper that is due tomorrow, and he knows he is in a bad way. Mrs. Jones… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in a bad way — informal unhappy, sick, or in a serious condition She was in a bad way after the accident. With high inflation and rising levels of debt, the economy is in a bad way …   English dictionary

  • in a bad way — feeling sad or downhearted    After the accident, Val was in a bad way. She was very depressed …   English idioms

  • in a bad way — having difficulties. We were in a bad way until Sergio joined the team, and then we began to win our games …   New idioms dictionary

  • in a bad way — Synonyms and related words: ailing, ausgespielt, bad, below par, between two fires, cornered, critically ill, done, done up, down, effete, emptied, endangered, exhausted, faint, faintish, far gone, fatigued, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • in a bad way — ill or in trouble. → bad …   English new terms dictionary

  • in a bad way — adj. in a poor position; in a bad mood …   English slang

  • in a bad way — Go to in bad shape …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions


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