in bad shape

in bad shape

 and in a bad way 
1. Lit. injured or debilitated in any manner. Fred had a little accident, and he's in bad shape. Tom needs exercise. He's in bad shape.
2. pregnant. Jill's in bad shape again, I hear. Yup, she's in bad shape all right—about three months in bad shape.
3. Fig. Inf. intoxicated. Two glasses of that stuff and I'm in really bad shape. Fred is in bad shape. I think he's going to toss his cookies.
See also: bad, shape

in bad shape

and in a bad way
1. mod. injured or debilitated in any manner. Tom needs exercise. He’s in bad shape.
2. mod. pregnant. Yup, she’s in bad shape all right—about three months in bad shape.
3. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Two glasses of that stuff and I’m really in a bad way.
See also: bad, shape
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The house was in bad shape,'' recalled Pious Sister Rosemary Bochniarz, who was just 20 and learning to be a nun when she moved into the convent.