What does "that" mean here? Is it an emphasis?
Answer from a Native speaker
The speaker has used "that" to emphasize the level of negativity. In this context, "that" can be understood as meaning something like "so" or "to such a degree/extent." Ex: It's hard to compete when someone's that talented. (Talented to such an extent) Ex: Your haircut's not that bad. I think it's cute. (Your haircut is not so bad)
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