out of luck

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of luck

:unlucky in a particular instance
  • We hoped we could still get tickets, but we were out of luck—they had all been sold.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

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


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