can ill afford (to do) something

can ill afford (to do) something
can ill afford (to do) something phrase
used for saying that someone should definitely not do something because it will cause problems

We could ill afford another argument with the publisher.

The soldiers can ill afford to wait another 24 hours before receiving orders.

Thesaurus: ways of telling someone to stop doing somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: ill

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ill afford — ◇ If you can ill afford something, you should not do it or get it because it will cause problems. We can ill afford more bad publicity. She bought a new car, which she could ill afford. • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill — [[t]ɪ̱l[/t]] ♦♦ ills 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Someone who is ill is suffering from a disease or a health problem. In November 1941 Payne was seriously ill with pneumonia... I was feeling ill... If damp, musty buildings make you ill, mould is …   English dictionary

  • ill — I UK [ɪl] / US adjective Word forms ill : adjective ill comparative worse superlative worst *** 1) not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury. The usual American word is sick He s been ill for a couple of weeks. She was too ill to… …   English dictionary

  • afford */*/*/ — UK [əˈfɔː(r)d] / US [əˈfɔrd] verb [transitive] Word forms afford : present tense I/you/we/they afford he/she/it affords present participle affording past tense afforded past participle afforded Get it right: afford: Afford is never followed by a… …   English dictionary

  • afford — af|ford [ ə fɔrd ] verb transitive *** 1. ) if you can afford something, you have enough money to be able to pay for it. This word always follows can, could, or be able to : I m not sure how they are able to afford such expensive vacations. We… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill — ill1 W3S3 [ıl] adj [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: illr] 1.) especially BrE suffering from a disease or not feeling well American Equivalent: sick ▪ Bridget can t come she s ill. ▪ I was feeling ill that day and decided to stay at home. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill — ill1 W3S3 [ıl] adj [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: illr] 1.) especially BrE suffering from a disease or not feeling well American Equivalent: sick ▪ Bridget can t come she s ill. ▪ I was feeling ill that day and decided to stay at home. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill — ill1 [ ıl ] adjective ** 1. ) not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury: He s been ill for a couple of weeks. She was too ill to travel. mentally ill patients terminally ill (=going to die because of an illness)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill — 1 /Il/ adjective 1 (not usually before noun) especially BrE suffering from a disease or not feeling well; sick: Bridget can t come she s ill. | feel ill: I was feeling ill that day, and decided to stay at home. | be taken ill/fall ill (=become… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill*/*/*/ — [ɪl] adj I 1) not healthy because of a medical condition or an injury She was too ill to travel.[/ex] She was unlucky enough to fall ill (= become ill) on holiday.[/ex] Her husband is seriously ill in hospital.[/ex] 2) bad or harmful The fish… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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