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better luck next time

This page is about the conversational phrase better luck next time

Meaning

You can say this to give encouragement or support to someone who's just failed to achieve something.

For example

  • "I failed my driving licence test again, Mum."
    "Never mind, love. Better luck next time."

  • "Better luck next time, Jude."
    "I'll beat you at tennis one day. You'll see!"

Quick Quiz

Who would you expect to say "Better luck next time" after a game?

a. the loser

b. the winner

c. both players

Contributor: Matt Errey