that's too bad


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too bad

1. An expression of sympathy, condolence, or regret. It's too bad you won't be able to come with us this weekend. A: "Our dog died this weekend." B: "Oh, that's too bad. I'm so sorry to hear that."
2. Used ironically to gloat or show that one doesn't care. A: "I was really looking forward to that concert.! B: "Too bad I got the last ticket then, sucker!" A: "But I'm going to a party this weekend, and everyone's going to be there!" B: "Well that's just too bad! You didn't clean your room like I asked, so now you're grounded."
See also: bad

that's too bad

1. Used to express sadness or sympathy.
2. Used in response to a protest or complaint to express insistence that the speaker's expectation be met.
See also: bad
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