better luck next time

Definition of better luck next time

used to say that one hopes someone will have more success in doing or trying something in the future
  • I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the job. Better luck next time.

Word by Word Definitions

better play
  1. : comparative of good

  2. : greater than half

  3. : improved in health or mental attitude

  1. : to make better (see 1better): such as

  2. : to make more tolerable or acceptable

  3. : to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

  2. : in a more excellent manner

  3. : to greater advantage : preferably

  1. : something better (see 1better)

  2. : a superior especially in merit or rank

  3. : advantage, victory

  1. : had better (see 3better 1b)

luck play
  1. : a force that brings good fortune or adversity

  2. : the events or circumstances that operate for or against an individual

  3. : favoring chance

  1. : to prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune

  2. : to come upon something desirable by chance

next play
  1. : immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

  2. : any other considered hypothetically

  1. : nearest or adjacent to

  1. : in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding

  2. : on the first occasion to come

  1. : one that is next

time play
  1. : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration

  2. : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

  3. : leisure

  1. : to arrange or set the time of : schedule

  2. : to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

  3. : to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. : of or relating to time

  2. : recording time

  3. : timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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