Definition of bad or tough or rotten luck in English:

bad (or tough or rotten) luck

  • informal Used to express sympathy or commiserations: bad luck, Dora—perhaps you hit the ball a little too hard?
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    • They look at the situation and say, ‘Well, tough luck, Nova Scotia, we'll give it to New Brunswick.’
    • So the grand final was switched to Sunday night, and by the time the presentations are made, its 10 pm or later - tough luck if you live in Queensland or Victoria and the kids have to go to school the next day.
    • If a woman has had 8 children already and is worn out with the demands already put on her, taking anti-depressants and determined that she can't cope with anymore, do we say No, tough luck.
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