rotten luck


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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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He had did me many a good turn, and we had many a good time together, and it was rotten luck the way he had gone West.
The 25-year-old, who has had rotten luck with injuries since joining the Blues, was making his first Premier League start since the end of August.
Kozak's leg break was the first long-term injury of his career and after such rotten luck he'll be desperate to avoid a repeat.
City, who have faced Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barca in the last two seasons, must be wondering what they've done to deserve their rotten luck and Eliaquim Mangala.
They were as disappointed as the rest by yet another Edgbaston washout- Warwickshire really are in an era of rotten luck with the weather.
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.
He has also got one eye on next summer's World Cup - maybe his last chance to feature in a major international tournament - having suffered rotten luck in the past.
IT WOULD take a panel of medical experts to get to the bottom of why Victor Anichebe has so much rotten luck with injuries.
Cumani has had rotten luck in the Melbourne Cup thus far, but he might never have a better chance than this time, when Quest For Peace will be joined by last Saturday's impressive Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner Mount Athos in a two-pronged attack.
Steve Jones' rotten luck saw his fly-hack rebound off a wall of bodies, handing Parma possession and later Roberto Quartaroli the try.
Huth has had rotten luck with injury since arriving on Teesside from Chelsea 17 months ago but is back with a bang at the heart of the Boro backline.
Having realised that there was little he could have done to prevent that ill-fated 4-0 defeat, such was Wolves' rotten luck, McCarthy is tempted to say 'Same again, chaps'.
Rotten luck for the keyholder, but better than the real thing.
We've had to finish these last crucial games of the season with this rotten luck, but we're not complaining about it.
If they can't, Paus - who might have had his third season and his career ended by an injury - won't be the only quarterback with rotten luck.