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Hi

Is the red phrase natural English?

(in a bad way = in a bad state or condition)

I paid him a visit in the hospital. He appeared to be in a bad way.

Thanks,

Tom

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Is the red phrase natural English? Yes, it is

(in a bad way = in a bad state or condition)

I paid him a visit in the hospital. He appeared to be in a bad way.

Clive

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It is a common casual expression.