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bad time

noun phrase

Time spent in the guardhouse and therefore not a part of one's required period of service (Armed forces fr WWII)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • It did not take very long to make the lads aware that they were in for a bad time.

  • Perhaps this might not be such a bad time to repeat his question, after all.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • The mother had what is called a bad time, and was slow to recover strength.

    The Devil's Garden W. B. Maxwell
  • Do you imagine I should leave you, colonel, if you were in for a bad time?

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • Ai, that was a bad time, and Don Alfredo with black silence on him for very sorrow.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
Idioms and Phrases with bad time

bad time

see under have a good time
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