in bad


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in bad

Disliked or out of favor; in trouble. I didn't want to be in bad on my first day, so I decided to laugh along with the boss's rather offensive joke. The defendant, who claims to be buried in debt after getting in bad with loan sharks years ago, has pleaded guilty of robbing the convenience store with an illegal firearm.
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in bad with (one)

Disliked or out of favor with someone; in trouble with someone. I didn't want to be in bad with the boss, so I decided to laugh along with his rather offensive joke. The defendant, who claims to be buried in debt after getting in bad with loan sharks years ago, has pleaded guilty of robbing the convenience store with an illegal firearm.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*in bad (with someone)

in trouble with someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I tried not to get in bad with Wally. We got in bad with each other from the start.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in bad

Informal
In trouble or disfavor.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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