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worse off

adjective
     
worse off [not before noun]
1 if you are worse off, you have less money [≠ better off]:
The rent increases will leave us worse off.
worse off than
I don't think we're any worse off than a lot of other people.
2 in a worse situation:
People in rural areas are even worse off, as they have no regular bus service.
worse off than
Other sports are much worse off than athletics.

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