A troublemaker within a group is always bad news.
They all glanced up expectantly as the doctor strode toward them and quietly gave them the bad news.
I have some bad news.
We plodded our way through dinner but the disappointment of the bad news phone call weighted on everyone's mind.
Damian raised an eyebrow, not about to humor the otherworldly harbinger of bad news.
His cultured accent made even bad news sound pleasant.