In the early days of telephones, long distance calls usually meant bad news.
Solving their problems may eventually mean bad news, in the form of tax dollars.
Somehow Blade had the feeling the man's appearance meant good news.
That could mean bad news on the trade number.
Invariably when the answering service looked for him it meant bad news.
"That sounds like it means unpleasant news of some sort."
Stickies that close in those numbers mean serious bad news.
Cincinnatus didn't know whether the quick answer meant good news or bad.
But most of the 750,000 appearances in family court last year meant bad news for someone.
But by the time the third song came along, the gospel, which means good news, had spread.