bearer of bad news

bearer of bad news

Literally, someone who delivers bad news. The bearer often identifies as such as an introductory warning that they have bad news to deliver. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I'm afraid your grandfather passed away late last night. We were celebrating our teacher's absence until Susie, the bearer of bad news, told us that the principal was coming to give us our exam.
See also: bad, bearer, news, of
References in classic literature ?
Clare has told you already," he began, "that I am the bearer of bad news. I am grieved to say, Miss Garth, that your doubts, when I last saw you, were better founded than my hopes.
I am the bearer of bad news to the great people of Mwisho wa Lami take this year's National Population Census results with a pinch of salt.
On Sunday night, the ITV2 contestants were treated to a party away from the Majorcan villa, but things turned south once presenter Caroline Flack strutted in to yet again be the bearer of bad news.
It's tough being a bearer of bad news in the era of president Donald Trump.
Accountants in many cases found themselves in the unenviable position of being the bearer of bad news.
Nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news. However, a good leader understands the importance of speaking the truth, knowing that it will come out on its own.
She added that she and her husband had to be the bearer of bad news that their son's goldfish had died.
I'd hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we nontheists may simply not have what it takes to sustain adequate representation among the inmate population.
Dr Lockie - ever the bearer of bad news it seems - calls Frankie into his office.
Eight years pass and the brother returns to avenge his father's death, disguised as the bearer of bad news and the ashes of his own (alleged) dead body.
Mercedes' top strategist James Vowles came on the radio as the bearer of bad news, admitting his error as Hamilton struggled to comprehend what had happened.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even though it seems like so long ago, it has never gone away.
Once again it is the ever-prolific yet ever-mysterious Ice Universe who is the bearer of bad news. In a new tweet, he/she has confirmed Samsung will make virtually no external design changes to the Galaxy Note 9.
The advent of Android phones in the market was a bearer of bad news for the ace company as it was unable to adapt to the changing technology.
Other than that, Camacho turned out to be the bearer of bad news.