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too bad | that's too bad (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase too bad | that's too bad (1)

Meaning

You can say this to express sympathy after something bad has happened.

For example

  • "Toby's dog died last night."
    "Oh no. That's too bad. Is Toby OK?"

  • "Too bad about Jenny losing her job."
    "I know. I hope she finds another one."

Quick Quiz

You can say "That's too bad" after

a. seeing a bad movie

b. hearing bad news

c. doing bad things

Contributor: Matt Errey