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.
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.
And I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you are starting on a new diet, this month is the least opportune time.
You might not hear the full story of their interaction with the reference; it is hard to be the bearer of bad news, especially to a friend who may not be receptive to hearing some really unflattering information.
kIM takes it upon herself to be the bearer of bad news this week as she spots Kathy in the Square and decides to bring her up to date with everything that's happened in her absence.
EASTENDERS Kim takes it upon herself to be the bearer of bad news this week as she spots Kathy in the Square and decides to bring her up to date with everything that's happened in her absence.
to a shock kIM takes it upon herself to be the bearer of bad news this week as she spots Kathy in the Square and decides to bring her up to date with everything that's happened in her absence.
I have to admit that I am now the bearer of bad news, in that I journeyed to Barbuda this afternoon and what I saw was heart-wrenching.
Don't shoot the messenger" is a cliche often used to avoid blaming or punishing the bearer of bad news.
I think it is frustrating for Vivian not only as a woman, but also because she consistently has to be the bearer of bad news from her superiors to her black colleagues.
I AM sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like all the recent predictions about the falling appeal of golf are now coming true in more ways than one.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like you two are no longer an item The ove of love might be the ove of over.
Finally, while it's difficult to be the bearer of bad news, do let your friends and colleagues know if their account has been hacked.
Having already been the bearer of bad news once, Ashley then has to face the grim task of telling his young children, Gabby and Arthur, about his condition.