go bad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go bad become unfit for consumption or use "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"
    • v go bad stop operating or functioning "The engine finally went","The car died on the road","The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town","The coffee maker broke","The engine failed on the way to town","her eyesight went after the accident"
    • ***

Quotations

  • William Murray
    William Murray
    “A dose of poison can do its work but once. A bad book can go on poisoning minds for generations.”
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy%20Warhol
    “Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad.”
  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “To go too far is as bad as to fall short.”
  • Ezra Taft Benson
    Ezra Taft Benson
    “Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to.”
  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    Jalal-Uddin%20Rumi
    “Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.”

Usage

In literature:

I felt there was danger; that something bad was going to happen.
"When Buffalo Ran" by George Bird Grinnell
Do you suppose things are going badly between him and Eleanor?
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
At the end of the year things began to go badly again at the farm.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Lately I have been going to the bad again.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
There are good men who will die for those ladies, and it will go hard but bad men shall die first.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
It was all going from bad to worse.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
Then the word went round that on our left things were going very badly.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
At Wandsworth I thought I should go mad; Wandsworth is the worst: no dungeon in hell can be worse; why is the food so bad?
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
Go in with Sweeney and you'll have bad luck all right.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Things were going badly in France, too.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
I had a bad cough and all thought I was going into consumption.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Daddy was gwine to de circus and I jus' cut up 'bout it 'cause I wanted to go so bad.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When things were going bad with him no one in the field dared to speak to him.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The affair was not going badly.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
If you have to go back to the house after something forgotten, you must not sit down, but stand a moment or two, or else it is bad luck.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
He feel so bad he go inter de house an' cry ontwel his eyes wuz so raid dat dey stayed dat-a-way uver sence.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
There is going to be a bad time here, with a flood and everything.
"The Story of a China Cat" by Laura Lee Hope
This storm was going to be a bad one.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
He was not a bad man, as men go.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
It was all going bad, from shoulder to elbow.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
***

In poetry:

Heaven's mighty fine, I know . . . .
Still, it ain't so bad here.
See them maples all aglow;
Starlings seem so glad here:
I'll be mighty peeved to go,
Scrumptious times I've had here.
"Grandad" by Robert W Service
But I am old; and good and bad
Are woven in a crazy plaid.
I sit and say, "The world is so;
And he is wise who lets it go.
A battle lost, a battle won-
The difference is small, my son."
"The Veteran" by Dorothy Parker
Because therein we see the end of the bad men,
Which must appall the audience - deny it who can
Which will help to retard them from going astray,
While witnessing in a theatre a moral play.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall
Our names are all unspoken, our regiments forgotten,
For some of us were pretty bad and some of us were rotten;
And some will misremember what once they learnt with pain
And hit a bloody sergeant and go to clink again.
"The Old Soldiers" by Edward Shanks
I'm askin' Sister every day when I'll be fit to go;
'We must 'ave used you bad ' (she says) ' you want
to leave us so';
I says, 'I beg your pardon, Nurse, the place is 'ard to beat,
But my 'eart — my 'eart's at 'ome in 'Enry Street.'
"The Convalescent" by Cicely Fox Smith
We’re haunted by the past at times—and this is very bad,
And so we drink till horrors come, lest, sober, we go mad—
So much is lost Out Back, so much of hell is realised—
A man might skin himself alive and no one be surprised.
"The Ballad of the Rousabout" by Henry Lawson

In news:

"I think that the Chase, other than Dover _ I'm so bad there, I hate that track … other than Dover, I feel that I can win at any race track that we go to," he said.
PSC member Terry Dunn said Alabama Gas is one of many utilities that used the risk-management strategy and saw it "go very badly in recent years".
Going through the storm for many was bad enough.
AMSTERDAM — Some women really go for the bad boy.
Now they're going to try their hand in the movie series 'Twilight' by giving a bad lip reading to Edward and Bella.
As lotteries go, the odds in the one used to distribute the Notre Dame bowl tickets weren't so bad.
Two people involved in a drug deal gone bad a few months ago are going to prison.
Bad Calls Only Go So Far To Explain Yankees' Malaise .
Jacket from 'Bad' tour, gloves go for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What crossed her mind were the many people who go on shows like American Idol and sound really bad, but think they are good.
Not ridiculous as-big-as-your-face muffins , but ones you can grab when you're on-the-go that aren't horribly bad for you.
A thousand miles off their original course, things go bad.
Amy Minsky, the hapless heroine in the wry comedy "Hello I Must Be Going," is having a bad patch.
When the news is bad, just keep on going.
Food can go bad quickly.
***

In science:

The main difference between the proof of this theorem, and with what we will use later, is that for this theorem we only need to allow one bad cube, and later we will let this number go to infinity.
Localization for random operators with non-monotone potentials with exponentially decaying correlations
Intuitively this is because, in one dimension, one is forced to go through potentially bad regions whereas this problem does not arise in higher dimensions.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions
Here we explore the hypothesis that one can design physically admissible compensatory perturbations to direct a network to a desirable state even when it would spontaneously go to an undesirable (“bad”) state.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
Even though we keep the measure being risked small, and so only a small amount of measure goes bad every time this changes, if there are enough changes this can add up to a large amount of measure going bad in total.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
So we must work to make sure that the number of times measure can go bad is also kept small.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
Then the number of times measure can go bad is bounded by the size of the box, namely, the chosen bound on the size of the trace component.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
The sizes of the boxes (the bound on the possible size of the traces) limit the amount of drawing on the accounts, and so the amount of measure that can “go bad”, i.e., into E.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
The set of “bad points” is a null Σ0 2 set, so each “bad point” is not even Kurtz random! One may also go further, and for each generator A compute another A′ such that [σ ]A = [σ ]A′ a.e., but µ([σ ]A ) = 0 if and only if [σ ]A′ =
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
We are going to estimate the probability p of a randomly chosen pair (vU , wU ) being bad by an averaging method.
The Elliptic Law
The idea is then to prove than in between these times and angles, things cannot go too bad, i.e. the process does not vary much.
Random walks veering left
For an intermediate-size software pro ject, this may not be such a bad thing. A good programming style can go a long way to ensure some form of data abstraction and separation.
The Starlab Environment for Dense Stellar Systems
Then it is natural to use a scale going from negative (bad) to positive (good) values, including a central neutral value, to encode the bipolarity of the affect.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
Comment: The six channel input data, indicating channel 2 is going bad (high) from duration 2.5 -10, and channel 5 going bad (low) from duration 4-10.
Implementation of the Six Channel Redundancy to achieve fault tolerance in testing of satellites
Comment: The six channel output data, indicating all are good except channel 6 is going bad, which is reflected as low from the duration 3.5-10.
Implementation of the Six Channel Redundancy to achieve fault tolerance in testing of satellites
Fig.14. input data 5 Comment: The six channel input data, indicating channel 2 is going bad ( low ) from duration 1-10, and channel 6 going bad ( low) from duration 3.5-10.
Implementation of the Six Channel Redundancy to achieve fault tolerance in testing of satellites
***