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bad luck

1. Literally, an instance or period of misfortune. I had bad luck this year, first losing my job and then being divorced by my wife.
2. Said as an expression of condolences to a person who suffered or is suffering a misfortune. A: "They decided to hire someone else for the position." B: "Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. Bad luck, man."
See also: bad, luck

bad luck

see under run of luck.
See also: bad, luck

tough/bad ˈluck

(informal)
1 (British English) used to show sympathy for something unfortunate that has happened to somebody: ‘I failed by one point.’ ‘That’s tough luck.’
2 (also tough) (also tough ˈshit, tough ˈtitty taboo, slang) (ironic) used to show that you do not feel sorry for somebody who has a problem: ‘If you take the car, I won’t be able to go out.’ ‘Tough luck!’If you don’t like the idea, tough. You should have said something earlier.
See also: bad, luck, tough
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"All cancers are caused by a combination of bad luck, the environment and heredity, and we've created a model that may help quantify how much of these three factors contribute to cancer development," says Bert Vogelstein, M.D., the Clayton Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, co-director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
London, July 22 ( ANI ): Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton is reportedly looking for divine intervention to turn his run of bad luck on the Formula One circuit around.
It would be very bad luck indeed if he was suddenly indisposed in some way - although not for Jim, his ever-hopeful understudy.
Though his teammate Michael Kane finished 12 in the final race, it did not help the team to reach the best ten in the final race, which could have helped the team to reach the crowning platform at the end of the race, but bad luck effected the result of the team in the final race.
He said it was bad luck that Oman could not win the match, but the hope of making the World Cup is still there.
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KABUL (PAN): Raveel, a 23-year-old who got married between Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha last year, said: "People say it is not good to get married between those holidays, but I feel myself fortunate and have no problem." Raveel, a resident of the Char Qala-i-Wazirabad area in the capital Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that many people had told him not to get married between the two Eids because it was bad luck. "I got married over objections from our families, and I was worried about it, but later I understood that getting married between Eids is not a problem," he said.
It's bad luck to say or spell your name backward Unless of