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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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.
It was a bad break, but the good news is that he's come through the operation and can start on the road to recovery," said trainer Andrew Bell of the threeyear-old son of Australian sire Whiskey Assassin yesterday.
It was a bad break, but Seb is tough and resilient.
PARTY Homecoming bash on Monday for Katie Taylor, right IT'S A BAD BREAK Kevin Knight may miss rest of season after op on jaw
It is a bad break, the bone is broken in two places but we are bringing her for surgery and we'll see if we can bring her back racing.
He said: "I thought I would be back by now, but the progress has been slow, and it was such a bad break it has taken forever to knit back together.
Aldridge said: ``It is a really bad break and it looks like he will be out for a year.
Arsene Wenger loses his rag as his side flop again while (left) Newcastle's bench is a gloomy place after their double bad break
It was quite a bad break and I'll be out of action for about four weeks.
Coach Frank Hadden said: "At this stage the medics do not think it is a particularly bad break but it could turn out to be just that.
It did take him a few weeks to get back to himself but that's only to be expected as it was a bad break.
She's being operated on today, but it's a bad break I'm afraid and she'll not run again,' said Lund yesterday.
We had a bad break yesterday with the weather, so who knows?