a string of bad luck

a string of bad luck

A period of continuous misfortune. I've just had a string 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 string of bad luck continues.
See also: bad, luck, of, string
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Elsewhere in the next episode, Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of Team Flash are hit by a string of bad luck and soon realize that their misfortune is the handiwork of Becky (Sugar-Lyn Beard), aka Hazard, a metahuman who has the ability to give others bad luck, while cashing in the benefits for herself.
A string of bad luck can be washed away with a handy wipe, but so can a string of good luck.
The couple, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was left shocked following a string of bad luck.
Ariel Leigh had a string of bad luck concerning men.
He blames the purple car for a string of bad luck and strange events, including being struck by lightning, the death of a family pet, ghostly faces appearing in the rear view mirror and rust appearing on the bodywork overnight.
After a string of bad luck, Anchor tapped a gusher in September 1905.