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be worse off

To be in a more problematic or troublesome state. I make more money at this job, but with the terrible commute and long hours, I feel like I'm worse off than when I was a telemarketer.
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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If time spent with my lazy friend tends to make me less motivated when it comes to my own life, I arguably am worse off. This can make such friends bad to us, even if unintentionally.
As it stands just now, I am worse off than I was last year.
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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.