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bad luck

This page is about the conversational phrase bad luck

Meaning

You can say this to show you're sorry or sympathetic if something bad happens to someone.

For example

  • When he told me didn't get the job, I said "Bad luck, mate. Better luck next time."

  • After the game, the coach said, "Bad luck, girls. You tried hard, but it wasn't your day."

Note:
Also "too bad" or "that's too bad"

Quick Quiz

You can say "Bad luck" to a player if

a. you hope he loses

b. he only just lost

c. he only just won

Contributor: Matt Errey