hard-luck story

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hard-luck story

[ˌhɑːdlʌkˈstɔːrɪ] N he pitched me a hard-luck storyme contó sus infortunios or su historia tan trágica
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hard-luck story

[ˌhɑːdˈlʌkˌstɔːrɪ] nstoria lacrimosa (per commuovere qn)
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It was ridiculous to be telling hard-luck stories about not being able to buy a farm, when he had the wherewithal to buy dozens of farms.
JAMES VINCENT is sick of hard-luck stories as he wants Dunfermline to end the campaign on a high.
There were some hard-luck stories on the way, but coursedesigner Jamie Perryman's 12-fence track reduced them down to 14 for the second round and an eventual five tackled the jump-off.
Amid the glory of Team GB's gold rush, there have been some devastating hard-luck stories, none more cruel than Muhammad's -80kg final against Cheick Sallah Cisse.
There are so many hard-luck stories of horses who are up with the pace for three and a half miles and don't even finish in the first ten.
The 'race that stops the nation' has been full of hard-luck stories for British raiders down the years - nonemoreso than Red Cadeaux.
They said that the rats displayed behaviours associated with problem-gambling in humans, such as the tendency to see near misses as similar to wins, but their hard-luck stories didn't go on as long.
"The draw can be an issue there, but it's a fantastic track and you don't get too many hard-luck stories.
Carmarthen Town 2 Prestatyn Town 1 NEIL GIBSON is getting tired of telling hard-luck stories.
Instead they give all sorts of plausible excuses and hard-luck stories. Buy a car in the UK that you can physically see and deal face to face with the seller, not through email chats.
With the arrival of the Flat season you can expect plenty of hard-luck stories as runners jostle for position at racecourses up and down the country and that is likely to be evident on the straight mile at Town Moor tomorrow.
I'm fed up with hard-luck stories, that's for sure.'