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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Elgin boss Gavin Price said: "It is a hard-luck story in terms of losing a deflected goal, creating a lot of chances and not taking them."
BIRCHWOOD (Richard Fahey) BIRCHWOOD wasn't the first and won't be the last hard-luck story at Goodwood.
Jet Away was the notable hard-luck story in the contest.
A CRUEL conman is tricking people out of cash by spinning them a hard-luck story.
WHEN you're a punter every winner is welcome, unless it's Michael Winner, but you can often dine out longer on a hard-luck story.
It was certainly a hard-luck story for Moor, who were cruelly denied a last-minute try through Mick Hanmer which would have taken the game into extra time.
``Instead it's a hard-luck story but the boys are fed up with that, we don't want to hear about it.
The hard-luck story of the defeat centred around Ramnaresh Sarwan, who returned from hospital after being struck on the head by a bouncer to revive a flagging West Indies innings and take them within a whisker of an unlikely win.
Struggling Notts County endured another hard-luck story as the pressure mounts on management pair Colin Murphy and Steve Thompson.
Add in a Nugent shot which bounced out of his arms, and City had the basis of a hard-luck story. Don't believe it.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained pair of At First Sight and Mikhail Glinka traded at lows of 1.02 and 1.4 while the hard-luck story in the race was fourth home Address Unknown, who touched 1.8 at the top of the straight when seemingly full of running but was denied a clear run at the business end.
THE ONLY thing longer than a losing punter's face is his memory, particularly when it comes to a hard-luck story.