Idiom(s) section. Most idioms containing bad are at the entries for the nouns and verbs in the idioms, for example be bad news (for somebody/something) is at news. can't be bad (informal) used to try to persuade somebody to agree that something is good: You’ll save fifty dollars, which can't be bad, can it? have got it bad (informal, humorous) to be very much in love: You’re not seeing him again tonight, are you? That’s five times this week—you’ve got it bad! not bad (informal) quite good; better than you expected: ‘How are you?’ ‘Not too bad.’; That wasn’t bad for a first attempt. too bad (informal) 1 (ironic) used to say ‘bad luck’ or ‘it’s a shame’ when you do not really mean it: If sometimes they’re the wrong decisions, too bad. 2 a shame; a pity: Too bad every day can’t be as good as this. 3 (old-fashioned) annoying: Really, it was too bad of you to be so late.