be worse off

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be worse off

To be in a more problematic or troublesome state. Once I have to start paying on my student loans, I'll be worse off than I am now.
See also: off, worse

be ˌworse ˈoff

be poorer, unhappier, etc. than before or than somebody else: The increase in taxes means that we’ll be £40 a month worse off than before. OPPOSITE: be better off
See also: off, worse
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As it stands just now, I am worse off than I was last year.
So this time only I am worse off to the tune of one instalment (pounds 108 in my case).
Monthly direct debit charges are up by pounds 86 a month, and by my calculation I am worse off by pounds 11.
I lost my home and financially I am worse off as a result of being sacked, but I don't regret it at all.
I am now desperate and struggling to pay my bills as I am worse off now than when I was not working.
I am worse off than other players who have been left out.
I am sure by paying for my season ticket up front I am worse off with the concessionary games.
I was taken in by all that they said they could do but after the reconstructive surgery I am worse off than I was before.
I've done exactly that and am worse off now than I have ever been.
I am worse off now than I was, and the money would help," he said.
To my dismay, I find that my works' pension is now taxed to the hilt and I am worse off by pounds 70 a month.