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2 adverb

somebody can ill afford (to do) something

to be unable to do or have something without making the situation you are in very difficult:
I was losing weight which I could ill afford to lose.
Most gamblers can ill afford their habit.

think/speak ill of somebody

formal to think or say unpleasant things about someone:
She really believes you should never speak ill of the dead.

bode ill

formal to give you a reason to think that something bad will happen:
The look on his face boded ill for somebody.

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