in a bad way


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in a bad way

1. Suffering or struggling in some way. Ashley has been in a bad way ever since her mother died. Frank's illness has gotten much worse—he's really in a bad way right now.
2. In a negative sense. Your paintings are all really familiar—not in a bad way; I just mean that they remind me of experiences I've had.
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in a bad way

In trouble; also, deteriorating. For example, If he can't get that bank loan he'll be in a bad way, or The business is in a bad way, with profits declining every month. [Early 1800s]
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in a bad way

verb
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