Word forms: comparative worse off
, superlative worst off
regional note: in AM, also use bad off
If you are badly off
, you are in a bad
The average working week in Japan is 42.3 hours, compared with 41.6 in the U.K., so
they are not too badly off.
If you are badly off, you do not have much money.
It is outrageous that people doing well-paid jobs should moan about how badly off
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