better luck next time

Definition of better luck next time

  1. —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

betterplay
  1. : comparative ofgood

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

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

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative ofwell

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better (see 1better)

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better (see 3better 1b)

luckplay
  1. :  a force that brings good fortune or adversity

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

    :  favoring chance

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

    :  any other considered hypothetically

  1. :  nearest or adjacent to

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

    :  on the first occasion to come

  1. :  one that is next

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

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

    :  leisure

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

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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