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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NBC broadcaster Al Michaels faced a Twitter backlash Sunday after he likened the streak of bad luck that the New York Giants was facing in the season to terrible week that the Miramax co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, was having, after he was accused of sexual misconduct by several women who have worked for him in the past.
Central, it's the Cleveland Indians who are trying to erase a streak of bad luck.
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.
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.
Zowie, sinking under a streak of bad luck, struts his dignity in Damon Runyon-esque run-ins with an old loan-shark pal and his disrespectful minions.
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.
NEW YORK -- Some have blamed it on a shift in global weather patterns, while others say it's just been a streak of bad luck.
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.
For good measure, HI has been enduring a streak of bad luck of late.