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