badly paid

badly paid
badly paid phrase
if someone is badly paid, they do not earn much money, or they earn less money than is fair for the work they do

a badly paid cleaning job

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Main entry: badly

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  • badly — adv. Badly is used with these adjectives: ↑battered, ↑broken, ↑charred, ↑cracked, ↑decayed, ↑deformed, ↑flawed, ↑frightened, ↑handicapped, ↑hurt, ↑infected, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

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