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bad off

Without enough money to get by; poor. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I've been bad off for the last few months; it's hard to make ends meet these days.
See also: bad, off

badly off

Without enough money to get by; poor. She was laid off from her job last year, and she has been quite badly off since then.
See also: badly, off

badly off for (something)

Without enough of something that one needs. Primarily heard in UK. I hope you get paid soon, we are badly off for groceries in the house.
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come out badly

[for efforts at something] to have a bad result. I hope trying to get back together with Joan doesn't come out badly.
See also: badly, come, out

go badly with someone or something

[for something] to proceed badly for someone or something. I hope that things are not still going badly with you. Things are going very badly with the project.
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You scared the hell out of me.

 and You scared the crap out of me.; You scared the dickens out of me.; You scared the devil out of me.; You scared me out of my wits.; You scared the pants off (of) me.
You frightened me very badly. (Also with subjects other than second person. Of is usually retained before pronouns.) He scared the hell out of all of us. She really scared the pants off of me.
See also: hell, of, out, scare

bad off

Also, badly off. In unfortunate circumstances, poor. For example, Her husband's death left her bad off, or She had her pension and wasn't too badly off. The first term is colloquial. [Early 1800s] Also see well off.
See also: bad, off
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If a child is too badly behaved to be on school premises the partnerships will choose a college, charity or other organisation and pay it to teach the child.
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And it won't harm or disrupt the harmony of the team because we didn't play badly at Man City last week, we defended badly in a few situations, but we didn't play badly.
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They (villagers) believe their acts would get the weather gods badly embarrassed, who in turn would ensure bumper crops by sending rains," Upendra Kumar, a village council official, said from Bihar's remote Banke Bazaar town.
A lock keeper's cottage was badly damaged by fire in Brighouse.
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder over shootings at a house that left three men dead and two women badly injured.
Badly written and -- surprisingly, considering the cast -- badly acted.
There are so many times that a young child can be heard to say, "this is a badly drawn dog.
An optimistic view of felons, one held tightly by gun-control groups, sees felons as something akin to wayward children: the felons, like children, have poor impulse control, and so to stop them from behaving badly, one need only strictly regulate dangerous items and then discipline the felons each time they act badly so that they learn their lessons and become model citizens.
Their homes along the coast have been washed away and we are finding displaced personnel wondering aimlessly with no ability to acquire food, water, or badly needed medical assistance.
Triton at Ahungalla, Serendib at Bentota, Neptune at Beruwela and Sinbad at Kalutara were all badly damaged.
I currently hunt deer in an area that is badly overpopulated.