bad break


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bad break

1. Something that has gone awry or not as one expected, with the implication that it is the product of bad luck. I can't believe you didn't get that part in the play. What a bad break. Shelly had a bad break this morning when her car wouldn't start.
2. A fracture of a bone that is particularly extreme or not conducive to proper healing. Unfortunately it was a bad break, and your leg will have to be in a cast for six months.
See also: bad, break
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"It's a bad break and his racing career is definitely ovr but we will be able to save him alright.
He added: "I had a bad break in my finger and a dislocation.
He battled his way back to the fringe, but then suffered his latest bad break.
"If it keeps blowing like this and the nerves get going, I don't want to wish badly on anyone, but if he takes his foot off the gas or has a bad break here and there, it really gives you thought of catching him."
"The medical team were very good and put a splint on soon after the fall and thankfully it wasn't a bad break," Codd said before he was about to undergo surgery to his left femur at Waterford Regional Hospital in Ardkeen.
"The second rider, a 23-year-old Walsall man, had a bad break to his lower left arm.
BAD BREAK Davy Russell suffered a fractured arm on Saturday at
"They were unsure of whether I'd need an operation as normally the collarbone can heal over time, but I must have landed very awkwardly as it was a bad break.
Q: I broke my leg in an accident a couple of months ago, and have been off work ever since as it was a pretty bad break.
BAD BREAK J Levet's French Open celebration cost him dear
A crestfallen Owen McKenna yesterday reported that his star tracker had sustained a bad break. He said: "I was actually in Cork myself but it appears it happened between the first two bends.
"It was apparently a bad break to mend but everything is fine and dad is doing really well.
Patrick Stroudley, London Bad break with Binocular A real shame about Binocular.
Q: I broke my leg in an accident a couple of months ago and have been off work ever since as it was a pretty bad break.
"He got a bad break on 17 with a lip-out but that is one heck of a round.