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. Oh, that's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that. A: "I'm afraid we'll have to cancel the event." B: "Too bad. I was looking forward to it."
2. Used ironically to gloat or show that one is unmoved by what is being described. 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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