a period of poor luck
Their marriage has hit a bad patch.
Giving up the bad patch as hopeless, I would go on and, after I had left it behind, discover the dynamite capable of blasting it.
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
It was just a bad patch, the kind of thing that happens when people who love each other stop paying attention for a few years.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow
A period of difficulty, suffering, etc: You went through a real bad patch, a shaky time (1920s+ British)
a bronze coin, the 100th part of the dollars of various nations, as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States; one cent. Also called new penny. a bronze coin and monetary unit of the United Kingdom and various other nations, the 100th part of a pound. Abbreviation: p. a former bronze coin and monetary […]
- Bad place
Midland and Southern U.S. hell. Contemporary Examples The marriage was in a bad place, but we kept sort of bringing it back from the brink. Suzy Welch’s Decision-Making Secrets Tina Brown April 15, 2009 Manufacturing-related jobs that require a college education probably would not be a bad place to go. Q&A: Moody’s Makes Sense of […]
- Bad press
to act upon with steadily applied weight or force. to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position: The crowd pressed him into a corner. to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or size: He pressed the clay into a ball. to weigh heavily upon; subject to […]
- Bad rap
bum rap. Contemporary Examples Most ciders have gotten a bad rap as being too sweet and fruity. Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good Jordan Salcito July 18, 2014 Social media often gets a bad rap for its negative portrayals of women. How Facebook Empowers Girls Kara Cutruzzula March 9, 2012 “Poor Steve […]