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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.
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OWJan2319619, and is believed to be a British racing pigeon which has gone badly off course.
Lewry was badly off target when play began at 12:30pm after rain and bad light with Durham on 153 for four, needing a further 130.
Denise also denied her job as an agony aunt was depressing and insisted: "It's the reverse of depressing because you can have your own troubles and you start to read the letters and you realise you're not as badly off as you thought you were.
And maybe seeing people from other countries in similar positions will make them think they're not as badly off as they thought.
Reader John says: "As you can see the children are all very poor-looking aswas the area at that time, althoughmy dad always said theywere not too badly off as they had shoes or boots and did not have towear police clothes and clogs; EX-SCOUSER Maureen from Whalley, near Clitheroe, sent in This picture of herself and some girls she worked with 50 years ago at Gillette in Liverpool.
We are not without our problems in Northumberland, but, if this is typical of the standard of political debate in Durham, maybe we are not so badly off.
His opposite number Dravid feared India's run chase was veering badly off course before Raina and Dhoni came to the rescue.
At that stage it was a question of join the queue for we were not badly off for midfield players.
Pensioners in Vauxhall, Everton, Smithdown, Gilmoss and Granby were also found to be badly off.
OWJan2319619 - and is believed to be a British racing pigeon which has gone badly off course.
The PM's comments will be based on a document from the Cabinet Office - which drew up the report that claimed areas in the South are as badly off as those in the North.
QI AM a young widow and not badly off as my husband was insured when he died.
Orient might have equalised within three minutes of going behind, but Naylor was badly off target and then a useful move involving Inglethorpe and Griffiths ended when Griffiths fired over the bar.
Where is this money coming from and are we really as badly off as Mr Cameron makes out?
Liverpool were booed off after their extra-time defeat following another demoralising night for the Merseysiders in a campaign that has seen them dumped out of the Champions League while languishing badly off the pace in the Premier League title race.