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    • Join Date: Jun 2003
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    #1

    go to the bad

    "He went to the bad."
    Does this mean "He began to live an immoral life"?
    Thank you.

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    Re: go to the bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan
    "He went to the bad."
    Does this mean "He began to live an immoral life"?
    Thank you.
    I have never heard this before. Are you sure you heard it right?
    My guess is you probably heard "to go to bat for". In that case it means to support someone all the way, to stand up for someone else, take side, defend.



    • Join Date: Jun 2003
    • Posts: 495
    #3

    Re: go to the bad

    Thank you, Marylin.
    LDCE (Longman Dic. of Contemporary Eng.)
    go to the bad BrE old-fashioned to begin living in
    a wrong way or immoral way

    Maybe BrE only.

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