streak of bad luck

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streak of bad luck

 and string of bad luck
a series of events that are only bad luck. After a long string of bad luck, we finally got a lucky break.
See also: bad, luck, of, streak
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A string of bad luck can be washed away with a handy wipe, but so can a string of good luck.
The couple, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was left shocked following a string of bad luck.
Ariel Leigh had a string of bad luck concerning men.
He blames the purple car for a string of bad luck and strange events, including being struck by lightning, the death of a family pet, ghostly faces appearing in the rear view mirror and rust appearing on the bodywork overnight.
Ross said the fire was the latest in a string of bad luck.
After a string of bad luck, Anchor tapped a gusher in September 1905.