tough luck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tough luck an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
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Idioms

Tough luck - Tough luck is bad luck.
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Usage

In literature:

Don't you think I've tough luck?
"Frances Waldeaux" by Rebecca Harding Davis
Tough luck they couldn't have come along.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Gee, what tough luck!
"With Trapper Jim in the North Woods" by Lawrence J. Leslie
That's darned tough luck!
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
Someway I have been up against tough luck ever since I got back.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
If he spun into the High Spinach off at the Right it was Tough Luck.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
That's what I call tough luck.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
Did you ever hear of such tough luck?
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
That is, there's no use getting mad about it, but it is tough luck.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
But who'd ever thought we'd have such tough luck as to run across Col. Witham up here, and a night like this?
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

All is silent in Limehouse Causeway
There is nothing but peasoup fog
It's so thick you can¹t see the lampposts
That's tough luck on a limping dog.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
Me, that 'as done me stretch fer stoushin' Johns,
An' spen's me leisure getting on the shick,
An' 'arf me nights down there in Little Lon.,
Wiv Ginger Mick,
Jist 'eading 'em, an' doing in me gilt.
Tough luck! I s'pose it's 'ow a man is built.
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis

In news:

During tough economic times, con artists usually do a booming business, taking advantage of people who are down on their luck.
Forrest's Hayden Cook was the tough luck loser Wednesday, giving up just one unearned in run in a 4-2 complete game loss to MTCS that ended the Rockets' season.
Tough luck for the US Ryder Cup team.
Tough luck , you die.
New ad says Romney has ' tough luck ' attitude toward middle class.
Colts' get some key lessons from tough Luck start.
Tough Luck for first game as Colts fall to Bears.
Minor's tough luck continues as Braves fall.
Devils' Pete DeBoer to those who wanted Rangers in finals: ' Tough luck '.
A tough luck outing for Jordan Zimmermann.
Tough-luck loss for Bradley.
Washington Redskins React to Fans' Tough Luck With Tough Love.
Verlander's tough luck continues in Tigers' loss.
INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck is a fine quarterback and a pretty tough critic.
Students returning for the first day of the fall semester at Merced College received a lesson in tough luck Monday.
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