be badly off for something

be badly off for (something)

To be without enough of something that is needed. Primarily heard in UK. I hope you get paid soon, we are badly off for groceries in the house.
See also: badly, off
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be badly ˈoff for something

(British English) not have enough of something: My father also studied history at college, so I’m not badly off for books (= I’ve got quite a lot).
See also: badly, off, something
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