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rotten luck

Exceptionally bad fortune or luck. I've always had rotten luck when it comes to card games, so I never play for money. A: "I just found out that I wasn't accepted into Harvard." B: "Oh, what rotten luck. I'm so sorry, Tom."
See also: luck, rotten

rotten luck

Fig. bad luck. Of all the rotten luck! I've had nothing but rotten luck all day.
See also: luck, rotten

rotten luck

n. bad luck. Of all the rotten luck!
See also: luck, rotten
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Belgian has had rotten luck with injuries this season and has played only seven of Tynedale's 22 league games to date.
ROTTEN luck that this movie about a Mafia boss who needs a psychiatrist hits our screens after C4's The Sopranos, which also featured a gangster with panic attacks.
Rotten luck that they have appeared in the same week when a Channel 4 documentary produced evidence that most gang-rapes are carried out by et hnic minority groups, but peculiar all the same.
Writing on Twitter, he said: "Feel so sorry for Cammy, it's rotten luck, but I will step up; I want this so much, for me, for my team-mates, my kids and The Rangers Family."
It's rotten luck and terrible timing as I'd managed to get into the team.
NEWC'TLE v STOKE Today, kick-off 3pm Stoke boss Tony Pulis hopes his side's rotten luck on the road finally turns at St James' Park today.
IT WAS typical rotten luck for Everton that ref Lee Probert decided to give a penalty against Marouane Fellaini on Saturday.
But Barker does admit that he did get a bit of good luck pre-season in the form of rotten luck for fellow seamers Chris Woakes and Boyd Rankin who got injured and missed the first half of the campaign.
Cheltenham's clerk of the course, Simon Claisse, said: "It's rotten luck for Christian - I've just received a call from Kevin Darley, the chief executive of the Jockeys' Association, with the terrible news that he has broken both arms."
Having had such rotten luck - hooking and losing eight fish - I instinctively knew that I was not going to succeed that day.
But the commentators couldn't accept that, in the final analysis, she's just another young woman with the rotten luck to get the diagnosis we all fear.
Meanwhile, Tynedale's rotten luck with injuries continued in their 23-10 home defeat by Fylde.
But what rotten luck to discover you are checked into the same luxury hotel in Mauritius as your ex - Anton Bilton and his girlfriend Lisa Barbuscia.
England Under-21 keeper Wright made a brilliant block to deny Beck, Merson's magic produced a brilliant shot which flew across the face of the goal, and Mustoe could hardly believe his rotten luck when he raced on to a Merson pass on the stroke of half-time and smashed the ball against the bar.
They were as disappointed as the rest by yet another Edgbaston washout - Warwickshire really are in an era of rotten luck with the weather.