a streak of bad luck

a streak of bad luck

A period of continuous misfortune. I've just had a streak 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 streak of bad luck continues.
See also: bad, luck, of, streak

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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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.