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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But they both lost their jobs close to the birth of their first child and since then, a string of bad luck and sometimes bad judgment has pushed them into poverty.
Following a string of bad luck on the previous three events - including a water pump failure in the last round in Poland - Evans is keen to prove himself in Finland.
A naive farmer, Bez Sullivan struggles to raise crops, but after several failed harvests and a string of bad luck, he makes a deal with Scratch, the Devil, to save his family's farm.
But she becomes a cleaner who has a string of bad luck.
47 Nissan-powered Oreca 05 had to fight hard to see off their rivals, especially the Ligiers, which were hit by a string of bad luck.
After a string of bad luck, that's something that couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
The PS2m TFM Soundworks has been hit by a string of bad luck.
Jarrah thinks he is leaving a string of bad luck behind him when he arrives in New York on 10 September, 2001.
In what seems to be a string of bad luck for cruise lines, another tragedy has struck Carnival Cruise Lines this week.
A string of bad luck can be washed away with a handy wipe, but so can a string of good luck.
It could be a string of bad luck, poor decisions or unchecked mental illness that forced them out onto the streets.
The injury continues a string of bad luck for Urmson, who earned second-team all-Midwestern League honors in basketball during her freshman and sophomore seasons.
The couple, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was left shocked following a string of bad luck.
Common statements of problem gamblers include, "I can't believe I lost my savings," "My spouse will leave me if I tell him/her the truth" and "I used to win all of the time but now I have a string of bad luck.
On the other side of the draw, Tommy Haas is revelling in his dream Wimbledon run after putting a string of bad luck behind him.