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What does "hard luck" mean?



 
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What does "hard luck" mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 18:51 pm   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", question 6

Frank: 'You know I put money in that company - well it's gone bankrupt.'
Jill: '.........'

(a) Stiff luck!
(b) Solid luck!
(c) Hard luck!
(d) Thick luck!

Test No. incompl/elem-34 "Responses (7)", answer 6

Frank: 'You know I put money in that company - well it's gone bankrupt.'
Jill: 'Hard luck!'

Correct answer: (c) Hard luck!
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Hard luck #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 19:50 pm   Hard luck
 

I'm afraid stiff luck doesn't exist - hard luck means in fact that you are very unlucky.
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What does "hard luck" mean? #3 (permalink) Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:28 am   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Dear Alan,
I thought 'stiff luck' was correct since I saw it in dictionary means that bad luck, off-hand expression of sympathy. Why cannot use if?
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What does "hard luck" mean? #4 (permalink) Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:50 am   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Hi,

As I wrote on Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:50 pm
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I'm afraid stiff luck doesn't exist - hard luck means in fact that you are very unlucky.

Another possibility is 'tough luck'.

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What does "hard luck" mean? #5 (permalink) Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:00 am   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Dear Alan,
Thank you very much.
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What does "hard luck" mean? #6 (permalink) Sun Apr 11, 2010 17:28 pm   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Dear teachers,
I would like to send some idioms that I know them to forum. If you let me this please utter your approval.
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This is one them which is used it in many movies which I have watched till now.
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dress to kill

(idiom) dressed very nicely, extravagantly, or elaborately

Example Sentence:
The man was dressed to kill in a tuxedo, hat, gold watch and expensive shoes, because he was going to accept an award.

A: Why are you dressed to kill?
B: I have a hot date tonight!

Iím going to dress to kill tonight because Iím meeting my boyfriendís parents for the first time.
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What does "hard luck" mean? #7 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 20:41 pm   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Mitra thanx 4 very usefull idioms!
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What does "hard luck" mean? #8 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 22:43 pm   What does "hard luck" mean?
 

Hi Mitra..here's another idiom which is related to the one you posted above.."dressed to the nines"..meaning if you're in your very best clothes, you're dressed to the nines. Hope that was helpful.

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