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    To go bad with (usage)

    Can i say "he went bad with a girl once" to express that someone had an unsuccessful experience trying to talk to a girl? (She cold-shouldered him), or does "to go bad with someone" mean you got angry and did something bad to them?

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    I don't repute it to be grammatical. I would opt for a different verb depending on the context and/or situation you find yourself in.

    If you want to sound informal, simply use the verb "to swing";
    --> He didn't swing that bird (=gal, chick, girl), she wasn't as swift (= easy to pick up) as I thought.

    Alternatively you may say : "He was a fiasco with her" or "He was a wash-out with her".

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    its because i am wondering what "to go bad with" means exactly, many thnks

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    "To go bad with" is simply not a phrase I'm familiar with.

    Can you give more context in how you saw it used?

    Did you actually see "He went bad with a girl," exactly like that?

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    Quote Originally Posted by TicoInBrazil View Post
    Can i say "he went bad with a girl once" to express that someone had an unsuccessful experience trying to talk to a girl? (She cold-shouldered him), or does "to go bad with someone" mean you got angry and did something bad to them?
    I have also never heard of this phrase.

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    Quote Originally Posted by dariomatty View Post
    I don't repute it to be grammatical. I would opt for a different verb depending on the context and/or situation you find yourself in.

    If you want to sound informal, simply use the verb "to swing";
    --> He didn't swing that bird (=gal, chick, girl), she wasn't as swift (= easy to pick up) as I thought.

    Alternatively you may say : "He was a fiasco with her" or "He was a wash-out with her".

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    for example:

    the visual image = me trying to speak to a girl at a public place, but she just called me a bad name in front of everybody, then just left and made me feel ashamed (lots of people lookin at me)

    can i say "i went bad with a girl yesterday?"

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    Re: To go bad with (usage)

    He had a bad experience with her.

    He had a bad relationship with her.

    bad encounter

    He has bad feelings about her after that experience.

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