a run of bad luck

a run of bad luck

A period of continuous misfortune. I've just had a run of bad luck lately. After losing my job, I found out that I won't be entitled to any social welfare payments while I look for work. She broke up with him? Wow, the poor guy's run of bad luck continues.
See also: bad, luck, of, run
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And, true to form, Nicola Metz, 25, a sales assistant, of Pontprennau, said she and her family had experienced a run of bad luck.
Perhaps the Echo was just having a run of bad luck in trying to track down the city's lucky-minded residents.
I've had a run of bad luck. I've come here to leave all that behind and move on.'