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.'
The Sayer of the Law was dead: worse luck. They knew now that we of the Whips could be killed even as they themselves were killed.
"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.
(worse luck!) to take this journey than to write a letter.
"The worse luck," he said, "that one should be necessary."
You haven't got her, that's sure and worse luck. And now, while we're on touchy subjects, I'm going to open another one with you.
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.
'Not actually kept them, worse luck! I couldn't raise the capital.
My mother says it'll be dark brown by the time I'm grown up, worse luck. Just the same, I'm Anglo-Saxon.
"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." Alas!
I des-say--I never said nothing to her, but she'll have me, I know." 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. Beg your pardon, sir,' said Sam, when he had concluded, 'but wen I gets on this here grievance, I runs on like a new barrow with the wheel greased.' Having said which, and having paused for an instant to see whether he was wanted for anything more, Sam left the room.
Powell, they aren't ready, worse luck," says that skipper.