Time spent in the guardhouse and therefore not a part of one’s required period of service (Armed forces fr WWII)
Then again, is there really ever a bad time for slow-cooked barbecue, hot jazz and cool blues music?
The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take Lonely Planet April 25, 2014
So it was a bad time to say “there was no question” about a conclusion about which there were sure to be plenty of questions.
Justin! Why Trudeau’s Heir Isn’t Ready David Frum April 19, 2013
The rupee is falling in part because foreign investors have decided this is a bad time to be investing in India.
India’s Rupee Drops Off a Cliff William O’Connor August 28, 2013
Which means this is a bad time for Facebook to be drawing the ire of its users.
Facebook Users Revolt Dan Lyons September 20, 2011
“They are having a bad time in the sexist crowd” in the prison camps, Samutsevich said.
Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich Speaks Out Anna Nemtsova November 29, 2012
It did not take very long to make the lads aware that they were in for a bad time.
Tom Fairfield’s Schooldays Allen Chapman
You certainly did seem to have a bad time of it, Tubby, in the wash of the Channel!
The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields Lieut. Howard Payson
The mother had what is called a bad time, and was slow to recover strength.
The Devil’s Garden W. B. Maxwell
His two aids, the Saint and the Fiend, had a bad time of it.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
Ai, that was a bad time, and Don Alfredo with black silence on him for very sorrow.
The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
see under have a good time
- Bad thing
bad thing jargon (From the 1930 Sellar & Yeatman parody “1066 And All That”) Something that can’t possibly result in improvement of the subject. This term is always capitalised, as in “Replacing all of the 9600-baud modems with bicycle couriers would be a Bad Thing”. Opposite: Good Thing. British correspondents confirm that Bad Thing and […]
- Bad taste
noun a strong feeling of disgust or upset following an experience Examples The incident with her left a bad taste in my mouth. Usage Note used with “in (someone’s) mouth” Contemporary Examples Our obsession with the suits, the ties, the schools, the wives and the debates now leaves a bad taste. ‘No One Has Won’ […]
noun Sir Douglas. 1910–82, British fighter pilot. Despite losing both legs after a flying accident (1931), he became a national hero as a pilot in World War II Contemporary Examples In order for us to be successful as party,” bader began, “we need to reflect the full diversity of America. T.W. Shannon Is a Sign […]
a special or distinctive mark, token, or device worn as a sign of allegiance, membership, authority, achievement, etc.: a police badge; a merit badge. any emblem, token, or distinctive mark: He considered a slide rule as the badge of an engineering student. a card bearing identifying information, as one’s name, symbol or place of employment, […]