be in a bad way

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be in a bad way

To be suffering or struggling in some way. Ashley has been in a bad way ever since her mother died. Frank's illness has gotten much worse—he's really in a bad way right now.
See also: bad, way

be in a bad ˈway

be very ill or in serious trouble: He was attacked in the street last night and he’s in quite a bad way, I understand.‘I hear the company’s in a bad way.’ ‘Yes, it’s lost a lot of money.’
See also: bad, way