losing streak


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losing streak

A consecutive series of defeats, losses, or instances of ill fortune. The team, once considered likely to win the championship for a second straight year, has lost another miserable game this afternoon, continuing its 14-game losing streak. After seeming unable to get a foothold in the smartphone market, the tech giant finally broke its losing streak with its latest device, which has proven enormously popular with people around the globe. Yet another company that I invested in crashed and burned. I am on one heck of a losing streak in the stock market.
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*losing streak

Fig. a series of losses [in sports, for instance]. (*Typically: be on ~; have ~; continue one's ~.) The team was on a losing streak that started nearly three years ago.
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When Benton finally got back on the diamond after a seven-day hiatus Monday at Carbondale, the Rangerettes scored 14 runs on 15 hits, two home runs, a triple and a double, but the Terriers rallied from a 13-6 deficit for a 16-14 win to extend the losing streak to six games and fell to 9-14 overall.
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And Coleraine will bid to get back to winning ways at home to Glenavon, while Warrenpoint Town travel to Ballymena on the back of a 12-game losing streak.
crude has fallen 33 percent over eight consecutive weeks of losses, the longest such losing streak since 1986.
At 37-20 up with 30 minutes remaining Bedwas, who had led 23-20 at the break, looked set to comfortably end a three-match losing streak.
The Blues have been defeated in six of their last eight games, and have lost their last three consecutive Premier League matches, leaving FULL STORY: PAGES 36,37 EVERTON'S New Year's Day trip to Hull City has been labelled "huge" by Roberto Martinez, who insists they must end their unacceptable losing streak.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4: Dan Johnson drove in four runs with a go-ahead infield hit and a three-run homer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays end their 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium with a victory over New York on Saturday.
Hickson each scored nine fourth-quarter points as the Denver Nuggets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-92 to snap a two-game losing streak.
Summary: As gold continued its losing streak for the fifth straight day on Monday to $1,320.21 an ounce amid sluggish demand, an industry report forecast further gloomy prospects for the yellow metal in the coming months -- both on price and demand fronts.
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But the story of the weekend was Kansas City's victory over Carolina that snapped an eightmatch losing streak and came barely 24 hours after the team was rocked by tragedy as linebacker Jovan Belcher had shot his girlfriend and then himself.
The Nikkei Stock Average's losing streak ended after seven days with marginal gains Wednesday as investors bought back recently battered issues in the absence of positive news.
NEWCASTLE EAGLES boss Fab Flournoy is not concerned about his side's losing streak ahead of tonight's crunch play-off quarter-final clash against Guildford Heat.
MOUNTING recession fears saw London's leading shares index fall for the eighth day in a row, its longest losing streak since January, 2003.