ill afford?

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In what context, can I use ill afford?

Can I say it in the following?

You can ill afford to hire that tutor for your kids.

Thanks!
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Yes, as in "he's too expensive"
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I didn't expect the answer to be so specific. Thanks, anyway.

By the way, is it possible that the tutor has a poor track record?
Yes. He would be too risky.
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Thanks, MH.
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