streak of bad luck

a streak of bad luck

A period of continuous misfortune. I've just had a streak of bad luck lately. After losing my job, I found out that I won't be entitled to any social welfare payments while I look for work. She broke up with him? Wow, the poor guy's streak of bad luck continues.
See also: bad, luck, of, streak

streak of bad luck

 and string of bad luck
a series of events that are only bad luck. After a long string of bad luck, we finally got a lucky break.
See also: bad, luck, of, streak
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He blamed his streak of bad luck, which also saw him lose his job, on the increased level of scrutiny his life has come under as a result of his sister's relationship withPrince Harry.
"We're going to get that streak of bad luck and seasonal weather here," he said.
"I really believed that this time there will be a psychological turning point and this streak of bad luck will end.
Meanwhike, Eldib said: "Although I had a streak of bad luck in the last two rounds, which meant I lost a potential second position in the championship standing, I am very optimistic and hopeful for the last round.
NBC broadcaster Al Michaels faced a Twitter backlash Sunday after he likened the streak of bad luck that the New York Giants was facing in the season to terrible week that the Miramax co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, was having, after he was accused of sexual misconduct by several women who have worked for him in the past. 
Central, it's the Cleveland Indians who are trying to erase a streak of bad luck. The Tribe has won two pennants over the last 22 years (1995, 1997), but a world championship has eluded the Indians since 1948, when there were only 16 teams in the major leagues and the three best players in the game--Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial--were making a combined $166,000.
As Tom's attraction to Sara increases, he learns of the bizarre streak of bad luck that has been haunting Sara for years - 22 years, to be precise.
The streak of bad luck for the Eritrean regime was far from over.
And his streak of bad luck continued on Saturday when Willie Collum awarded a spot-kick for handball despite Hamill not seeing the ball approaching him.
The punters' streak of bad luck continued into the fifth as another outsider, Sister Slew, blew Weld's favourite Pirate Cove out of the water to win.
Paralyzed from the mid-torso down, Creamer said her streak of bad luck continued when her husband left her and she lost her home.
Raikkonen was written off, slammed for his laid-back approach, and some even feared that he may never be able to shake off the 'nearly-man' tag after a streak of bad luck.
Zowie, sinking under a streak of bad luck, struts his dignity in Damon Runyon-esque run-ins with an old loan-shark pal and his disrespectful minions.
If you are hitting the ball hard, but right at people, you may be a great hitter who is having a streak of bad luck.