Better luck next time


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Better luck next time

 
1. an expression that comforts someone for a minor failure. (Said with a pleasant tone of voice.) Bill: That does it! I can't run any farther. Hose! Bob: Too bad. Better luck next time. Mary: Well, that's the end of my brand new weight lifting career. Jane: Better luck next time.
2. an expression that ridicules someone for a failure. (Said with rudeness or sarcasm. The tone of voice distinguishes {2} from {2}.) Sally: I lost out to you, but I think you cheated. Mary: Better luck next time. Sue: You thought you could get ahead of me, you fool! Better luck next time! Joan: I still think you cheated.
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Better luck next time

sent. I wish you luck when you try again. You blew it, you stupid twit. Better luck next time.
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What you do now is get back into the game and hopefully it'll be better luck next time or even a couple of times after that.
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The band are hoping for better luck next time they visit Brum - on Monday for an in-store signing and performance at the city centre HMV store.
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Congratulations to the winners and better luck next time to any that missed out
Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to all those who missed out and better luck next time.
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