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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. Oh, that's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that. A: "I'm afraid we'll have to cancel the event." B: "Too bad. I was looking forward to it."
2. Used ironically to gloat or show that one is unmoved by what is being described. 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

too bad

Unfortunate, as in Too bad the shoes don't fit you. [Late 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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!
See also: bad
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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.
See also: bad
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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