worse luck

worse luck

An expression used at the end of a sentence to express unhappiness, dissatisfaction, irritation, or anger about what was just said. Primarily heard in UK. After the raise, I'll actually be earning less each month because I'll be in a higher tax bracket, worse luck! I was hoping to come to your barbecue tomorrow, but I have to babysit my sister, worse luck.
See also: luck, worse

ˌworse ˈluck

(British English, spoken) used to show that you are disappointed about something: I’m working tonight, so I can’t come to the party, worse luck.
See also: luck, worse
References in classic literature ?
And I'd ha' said the "Amens", and willing, at the holy matrimony; but Tookey's done it a good while now, and I hope you'll have none the worse luck.
I said worse luck, because I've been watching ever since eight o'clock, and seen nothing of her.
It's not Flint's ship, and Flint is dead; but I'll tell you true, as you ask me--there are some of Flint's hands aboard; worse luck for the rest of us.
Never saw the inside of one, worse luck," was the answer.
I am not scientist, worse luck," Granet replied impatiently, "but I saw enough to convince me that they've got the right idea.
The worse luck," he said, "that one should be necessary.
To be humble and kind, to go straight ahead, to love people rather than pity them, to remember the submerged--well, one can't do all these things at once, worse luck, because they're so contradictory.
My mother says it'll be dark brown by the time I'm grown up, worse luck.
If I could only get the rod hidden," thought he, and began gently shifting it to get it alongside of him; "willowtrees don't throw out straight hickory shoots twelve feet long, with no leaves, worse luck.
The licence was made out, and she DID have him, and what's more she's got him now; and I never had any of the four hundred pound, worse luck.
Powell, they aren't ready, worse luck," says that skipper.
While Barsanti was having no run of the balls and even worse luck with his potting, Livingstone was consistently scoring with small runs of 15, 16, 18, 20 and 26 to wrap up the first frame 127-9.
There was even worse luck for international award winning player, double Merseyside and North West Champion Sean Maddocks.
So no wonder the big auld ape's never fallen off the crossbar, worse luck.
Four players dropped out on the eve of the championships and on Wednesday four more of new captain Graeme Adams's depleted team went down with food poisoning so he was forced to concede three rubbers against Somerset and bring in Daniel Eccleston, and debutants Tom Knowles and Max Phipps "We could not have had worse luck," said Adams.