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- adj. In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty.
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We are equally badly off in our founders; and the false pickledealer is an offset to the false bacon-seller.
You might tip her the word that I'm badly off for a traveling-case myself.
This is because in any society governed according to any principle other than the maximin principle there would always be a group of people at least as badly off as the worst-off in a maximin-ruled society.