be worse off

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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