run of luck

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run of luck

Also, run of bad luck. A continued spell of good (or bad) fortune, as in The builder had a run of luck with day after day of good weather, or Nothing was going right; he was having a long run of bad luck. Originally used mainly in games of chance, this idiom was first recorded in 1782, but the use of run for a continued spell of something dates from the late 1600s.
See also: luck, of, run
References in classic literature ?
Unless I strike a run of bad luck and get cleaned out, in which case you shall see me before then.
Poor Amy Childs has had a run of bad luck in the romance department after splitting from live-in boyfriend Bradley When he was caught sending naughty pics to other women.
London, July 22 ( ANI ): Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton is reportedly looking for divine intervention to turn his run of bad luck on the Formula One circuit around.
Eilean's run of bad luck began she went shopping for shoes in New Look in Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
He said: "We had a good run last time out at Oulton Park but unfortunately a run of bad luck meant that the results didn't really go our way.
SKRILL PREMIER LUTON TOWN 3 Robinson (70), Gray (82p), Benson (90) CHESTER FC 0 STEVE BURR says the freakish goal that put the Hatters in front with 20 minutes to go typified his side's run of bad luck.
SEATON Delaval defender Scott Brotherick's run of bad luck is turning into something like an episode of 70s sitcom 'Some Mother's do have 'em'.
I read Hermes Solomon's comment in your paper on October 27 about his run of bad luck in trying to get some help at the Citizen Service Centre (CSC).
Mike, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, said: "I've never known such a run of bad luck - it's been one disaster after another.
A WOMAN'S run of bad luck saw her undergo a life-saving op, burglars raid her home, thieves steal her car.
I've had a run of bad luck with injuries but that's all it is, bad luck, and it's part of a jockey's life.
Ms McManus said she had risked a run of bad luck after taking her Christmas decorations down early this year.
It is easy to be seduced by the offer of a quick fix to resolve our difficulties, whether it be your love life, family disputes, health worries, marriage difficulties, or struggling to keep your business afloat or even just a terrible run of bad luck.
I think it's just Everton suffering a real run of bad luck.
Hopefully, that's the end of this run of bad luck we've been on, with suspensions and everything else.