badly off


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badly off

Without enough money to get by; poor. She was laid off from her job last year, and she has been quite badly off since then.
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An Army source said: "It shows how badly off some ranks are if they are volunteering to go to Afghanistan and face being shot at and blown up because they get more money.
At least three people are known to have died in the disaster, which saw the vast liner, with more than 4,000 people on board, ground and list badly off the Italian island of Giglio.
They migrate to Thailand, India and Africa for the winter, so this particular one had clearly been blown badly off course.
I don't think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Is it OK to leave a job that ended badly off my resume?
It was hard at first to make money out of it and put food on the table, but eventually I've got to a position where I'm not doing too badly off it.
You may think that Tunisia is badly off when you compare its unemployment rate of 13.
But a controversial last-minute deal between France and Germany threatens to send Europe's bid to deter future financial crises badly off course.
Those of us who are Euro-sceptic need also to be Anglo-sceptic and realise that we may actually be less badly off under Franco-German influence.
But if a desire-satisfaction theory of welfare is true, then--under certain assumptions--the hypothesis that I desire to be badly off entails a contradiction.
RICH people believed they were poorer than they actually were, while workers on the lowest earnings did not appreciate just how badly off they were, a new report says today.
Bangor, who had excelled in a 5-0 super show at high-flying Port Talbot Town just a week earlier, were badly off colour, whereas Aberystwyth looked the part from the kick-off.
After winning the Hollywood Gold Cup by a record 8 3/4 lengths last summer, Lava Man had gone badly off form, getting vanned off the track following a third-place finish in the Pacific Classic and then losing by a combined 62 lengths in races in New York and Tokyo.
We are just as badly off in 2004 and our fate has been ignored.
Leeds are just as badly off and as far away from being a BIG CLUB as I am from being Pope.