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bad British & World English

Of poor quality or a low standard

bad English Thesaurus

bad workmanship

give a good account of oneself British & World English

Make a favourable (or unfavourable) impression through one’s performance

a rotten apple British & World English

A bad or corrupt person in a group, especially one whose behaviour is likely to have a detrimental influence on the others

be in someone's good graces British & World English

Be regarded by someone with favour (or disfavour)

with good grace British & World English

In a willing and happy (or resentful and reluctant) manner

be good news British & World English

Be commendable or admirable (or unpleasant or undesirable)

be in good odour with British & World English

Be in (or out of) favour with (someone)

good show! British & World English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

keep good time British & World English

(Of a clock or watch) record time accurately (or inaccurately)

do someone a good turn British & World English

Do something that is helpful (or unhelpful) for someone

my bad British & World English

Used to acknowledge responsibility for a mistake

too bad British & World English

Used to indicate that something is regrettable but is now beyond retrieval

bad boy British & World English

A man who does not conform to approved standards of behaviour, especially in a particular sphere of activity

bad break British & World English

A piece of bad luck

bad debt British & World English

A debt that cannot be recovered

bad faith British & World English

Intent to deceive

bad form British & World English

An offence against current social conventions

bad mood British & World English

An angry or irritable state of mind

bad-mouth British & World English

Criticize (someone) behind their back

bad news British & World English

A person or thing that is regarded as unpleasant, unlucky, or undesirable

bad luck British & World English

Used to express sympathy or commiserations

bad breath British & World English

Unpleasant-smelling breath; halitosis

bad manners British & World English

Lack of polite or well-bred social behaviour

bad-minded British & World English

Malicious, unsympathetic, or cynical

a bad lot British & World English

A dishonest person

bad-tempered British & World English

Easily annoyed or made angry

bad hair day British & World English

A day on which everything seems to go wrong, characterized as a day on which one’s hair is particularly unmanageable

in a bad way British & World English

Ill or in trouble

bad for in bad British & World English

Having a harmful effect on

good call British & World English

Used to express approval (or criticism) of a person’s decision or suggestion

have got it bad British & World English

Be very powerfully affected emotionally, especially by love

vibes in vibe British & World English

A person’s emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others

from bad to worse British & World English

Into an even worse state

good cop, bad cop British & World English

Used to refer to a police interrogation technique in which one officer feigns a sympathetic or protective attitude while another adopts an aggressive approach


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