be down on (one's) luck

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be down on (one's) luck

To experience a period of misfortune. Ryan is really down on his luck these days—he just lost his job, and then he got evicted from his apartment!
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be down on your ˈluck

(informal) have no money because of a period of bad luck: He employed a retired soldier who was down on his luck to tidy up the garden.
See also: down, luck, on