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badly off

adjective
     
badly off comparative worse-off, superlative worst-off [not before noun] especially British English
1 also bad-off American English not having much money [= poor; ≠ well-off]
2

badly off for something

British English not having enough of something that you need [≠ well-off]:
The school is rather badly off for equipment.

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