streak of bad luck

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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As Tom's attraction to Sara increases, he learns of the bizarre streak of bad luck that has been haunting Sara for years - 22 years, to be precise.
The streak of bad luck for the Eritrean regime was far from over.
And his streak of bad luck continued on Saturday when Willie Collum awarded a spot-kick for handball despite Hamill not seeing the ball approaching him.
The punters' streak of bad luck continued into the fifth as another outsider, Sister Slew, blew Weld's favourite Pirate Cove out of the water to win.
Kanaan shed a streak of bad luck since his 2002 debut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Paralyzed from the mid-torso down, Creamer said her streak of bad luck continued when her husband left her and she lost her home.
Raikkonen was written off, slammed for his laid-back approach, and some even feared that he may never be able to shake off the 'nearly-man' tag after a streak of bad luck.
An ancient curse on the city of Carlisle has again reared its ugly head, according to some residents there who blame the installation of a commemorative sculpture for a streak of bad luck that has plagued the town the last few years.
But Hakkinen has been stranded by an amazing streak of bad luck and Schumacher said: "This season David has been more consistent and made fewer mistakes, and there is no doubt that he is now my main rival.
The homeless are people just like you and me who happen to have a streak of bad luck.
This cluster of record-breaking events could be merely an astonishing streak of bad luck.
Last year he threw the relic back into the ocean and since then he has met the woman of his dreams and was given a EUR200,000 house to replace one that burned down during his 10-year streak of bad luck.
But councilors were reluctant to test the mettle of voters during poor economic times - or attempt to buck a 17-year streak of bad luck on alternative tax measures.