badly off for

badly off for
badly off for
Brit : having a strong need for (something or someone)

The team was badly off for young players.

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Main Entry:badly

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  • (be) badly off for something — be badly ˈoff for sth idiom (BrE) to not have enough of sth Main entry: ↑badly offidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • badly off — comparative worse off superlative worst off adj [not before noun] especially BrE 1.) also bad off AmE not having much money = ↑poor ≠ ↑well off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • badly off — (comparative ,worse off; superlative ,worst off) adjective MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) BAD OFF 2. ) badly off for without enough of something you need: The kids were quite badly off for school clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • badly off — UK / US adjective Word forms badly off : adjective badly off comparative worse off superlative worst off 1) someone who is badly off does not have much money They were worse off now than when they started the business. 2) without enough of… …   English dictionary

  • badly-off — adjective comparative worse off, worst off (not before noun) 1 not having much money; poor: We re too badly off to have a holiday. 2 badly off for not having enough of something that is needed: The school is rather badly off for equipment.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • badly off — adverb (or adjective) 1. : in an unsatisfactory condition especially in respect to money thanks to a private income, he s not badly off 2. : suffering from a deficiency or shortage the company is badly off for experienced engineers …   Useful english dictionary

  • To be badly off — Off Off ([o^]f; 115), adv. [OE. of, orig. the same word as R. of, prep., AS. of, adv. & prep. [root]194. See {Of}.] In a general sense, denoting from or away from; as: [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting distance or separation; as, the house is a mile off …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (be) off for something — be ˌoff for ˈsth idiom (informal) to have a particular amount of sth • How are we off for coffee (= how much do we have)? see also ↑badly off Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • off — off1 [ ɔf, af ] function word *** Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. She took her coat off and hung it up. My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got off the bus at the next stop. Keep off the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off — I UK [ɒf] / US [ɔf] / US [ɑf] adjective, adverb, preposition *** Summary: Off can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He waved and drove off. ♦ She took her coat off and hung it up. ♦ My house is a long way off. as a preposition: She got …   English dictionary

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