From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha bad time/moment etca bad time/moment etcDIFFICULTa time that is not suitable or causes problemsIt’s a bad time to have to borrow money, with interest rates so high.You’ve come at the worst possible moment. I have a meeting in five minutes. →bad
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a bad time/moment etc• Calls to assistantgeneralmanagerMikePort came at a bad time.• Strawberry had had a bad time.• While I have no problem with this, the issue is that my friends are giving me a bad time about it.• The prolonged federal government shutdown could not have come at a worse time for businessmanHerbStein.• And it was still a bad time for the people in the middle.• And then uh, he was the homecomingking and oh, gosh, that was a bad time in my life.• I thought it would be great down there, but I started having a bad time so I went back to Newcastle.• It was a bad time to have chosen for confrontation.