Definition of down on one's luck in English:

down on one's luck

  • informal Experiencing a period of bad luck.
    More example sentences
    • But the sad reality is that there are lots of people from these parts who sadly, for one reason of another have found themselves down on their luck across many parts of Britain, but particularly in London.
    • These guys are down on their luck, they're looking to make money.
    • A couple of years ago I was really down on my luck.
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