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bad

2 noun
     
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1

to the bad

British English informalB if you are a particular amount to the bad, you are that much poorer or you owe that much:
Thanks to your mistake, I'm £500 to the bad!
2

my bad!

American English spoken informal used to say that you have made a mistake or that something is your fault
3

go to the bad

British English old-fashioned to begin living in a wrong or immoral way

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