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too bad

1. An expression of sympathy, condolence, or regret. It's too bad you won't be able to come with us this weekend. A: "Our dog died this weekend." B: "Oh, that's too bad. I'm so sorry to hear that."
2. Used ironically to gloat or show that one doesn't care. A: "I was really looking forward to that concert.! B: "Too bad I got the last ticket then, sucker!" A: "But I'm going to a party this weekend, and everyone's going to be there!" B: "Well that's just too bad! You didn't clean your room like I asked, so now you're grounded."
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(that's) too bad

It is unfortunate.; I'm sorry to hear that. Tom: I hurt my foot on our little hike. Fred: That's too bad. Can I get you something for it? Tom: No, I'll live. Bob: My uncle just passed away. Tom: That's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that. Bob: Thanks.
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too bad

Unfortunate, as in Too bad the shoes don't fit you. [Late 1500s]
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too bad

used to indicate that something is regrettable but now beyond retrieval. informal
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(it’s) too ˈbad

(spoken)
1 used to show sympathy or disappointment: It’s too bad you can’t come to the party.
2 used to show that you are not sympathetic: I know you don’t want me to go. Well, too bad, I’m going!
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that's too bad

1. Used to express sadness or sympathy.
2. Used in response to a protest or complaint to express insistence that the speaker's expectation be met.
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