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1To ruin.‘I hate to see you going to the bad’
- ‘Then came the terrible film in which we were expected to believe that she was a well brought up English gal gone to the bad.’
- ‘In many ways, Peter's is the classic story of a youngster who turned to the bad because he could not see any way forward.’
- ‘The third key process I wish to identify is chiefly to the bad.’
- ‘The husband, left with a ‘keen three-year-old baby’, went to the bad, took to opium, and died.’
- ‘The Britain of this film is a vision of modernity gone to the bad.’
- ‘He is, to put it a bit too flippantly, a snail geneticist gone to the bad.’
- ‘It may be stretching the point, but I was reminded of the severed heads adorning the house of another exemplar of humanity gone to the bad.’
- ‘‘I think I'd go to the bad very quickly,’ he says gravely.’
2In deficit.‘he was £80 to the bad’
- ‘Defending their European Cup Winners' Cup, Ferguson's side emerged at Pittodrie two goals to the bad against Dosza of Hungary.’
- ‘Now he shows up unannounced with his passive-aggressive Chinese flute at The Bride's wedding rehearsal, like Caine gone to the bad.’
- ‘Against a Sale side lacking two noted match-winners in Robinson and Hodgson, Glasgow were soon eight points to the bad.’
- ‘But when they finished the first half two points to the bad, after playing with the aid of a significant breeze, they were always unlikely to prevail.’
- ‘For all Livingston's openings they were two to the bad after the hour mark.’
- ‘Wessels, the South African, who had began the day at six under finished four shots to the bad.’
- ‘At half-time, as they trudged off three goals to the bad, it looked like both a hiding and nothing.’
- ‘As for a final round that he will start five shots to the bad, Monty was cautiously optimistic.’
- ‘With one minute of normal time to elapse, Athlone were a goal to the bad.’
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