in a bad way

in a bad way  {adv. phr.},  {informal}
In trouble or likely to have trouble.
If you have only those two girls to help you, you are in a bad way.
Jerry has written only one sentence of his term paper that is due tomorrow, and he knows he is in a bad way.
Mrs. Jones has cancer and is in a bad way.
A new supermarket opened across the street, and the Peters' grocery business was soon in a bad way.
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