bad luck

idiom

used in speech to show sympathy for someone who has failed or has been disappointed
"I didn't get the job." "Bad luck!"

Examples of bad luck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several theories have been offered for why that is, citing everything from a condensed match schedule, physiological differences between the genders and the way women run to a rising level of play in women’s soccer and even simple bad luck. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 For a teenager who showed so much promise, Purdy was often waylaid by bad luck. Julia Prodis Sulek, The Mercury News, 10 Feb. 2024 For the Jayhawks, it’s been a bit of bad luck mixed with a defensive scheme that dares bad shooters to take shots. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 10 Feb. 2024 When a father seeking vengeance, an American operative experiencing a string of bad luck, and several independent assassins hailing from around the world all end up on the same bullet train bound for Kyoto, the results are violent — and the survivors minimal. Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 17 Jan. 2024 Yes, the Niners’ defense was pinned deep in its own territory on one drive due to a Brock Purdy interception, but its performance wasn’t a byproduct of bad luck. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Sandra’s late spouse, perished due to something more sinister than bad luck start early, especially once inconsistencies start showing up in both her and Daniel’s stories. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 Sir Tim smashed a coconut to banish bad luck — a fitting ritual for the fresh start of a new year — and he and Anne fed cattle, which are sacred in Hinduism. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Travis Bickle is a guy on the fringes who’s lost touch with reality, has become alienated from society, has had bad luck with women, and becomes fixated on politics and violence. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 20 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Bad luck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20luck. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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