out of luck


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out of luck

1. Having gotten an unfavorable or unfortunate result. Sorry kid, you're out of luck—I just sold the last ticket. I called shops across the entire city, but nowhere has a copy left. I guess we're out of luck.
2. In a hopeless position or situation. You're out of luck if you think I'd ever give you back your job.
See also: luck, of, out
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

out of luck

without good luck; having bad fortune. if you wanted some ice cream, you're out of luck. I was out of luck. I got there too late to get a seat.
See also: luck, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of luck

Having bad fortune, experiencing a misfortune, as in You're out of luck if you want a copy; we just sold the last one. This expression, first recorded in 1867, assumes that good fortune is a finite quantity that one can run out of. However, it generally applies to more temporary circumstances than being down on one's luck.
See also: luck, of, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

out of luck

mod. unfortunate; in a hopeless position. If you think you are going to get any sympathy from me, you’re just out of luck.
See also: luck, of, out
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

out of luck

Lacking good fortune.
See also: luck, of, out
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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