losing streak


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losing streak

A consecutive series of defeats, losses, or instances of ill fortune. The team, once considered likely to win the championship for a second straight year, has lost another miserable game this afternoon, continuing its 14-game losing streak. After seeming unable to get a foothold in the smartphone market, the tech giant finally broke its losing streak with its latest device, which has proven enormously popular with people around the globe. Yet another company that I invested in crashed and burned. I am on one heck of a losing streak in the stock market.
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*losing streak

Fig. a series of losses [in sports, for instance]. (*Typically: be on ~; have ~; continue one's ~.) The team was on a losing streak that started nearly three years ago.
See also: losing, streak
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We're deep enough into the season certainly where, even putting the losing streak aside, we can see where the team's limitations are and see the areas that perhaps can get better,'' he said.
On losing streaks, by all means drop down but only occasionally to reintroduce that swagger to your game.
Probably we didn't have any confidence during the losing streak and the enjoyment wasn't there,' said Bersola, who is in her final year with UP.
Paul Pierce, Rando Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, Tony Allen, Leon Powe and Brian Scalabrine played for the Celtics during both their longest losing streak and their current winning streak.
An away victory at Preston stopped the club from equalling Darwin's 104-year-old record 18-game losing streak, and the recovery was under way.
Tait's search for a new striker has continued this week as he attempts to cope with the loss of Barry Conlon and Glen Robson through injury, but while that search has so far proved unsuccessful Tait insists his side can end their losing streak.
At Toronto, Andray Blatche scored 24 points and Joe Johnson had 21 as the Brooklyn Nets ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Raptors 102-100.
This isn't the longest losing streak in which Rivers has played a role.
Not only have the Bears moved out for a season, but they have the NFL's longest losing streak, which now stands at six games.