Meaning of hard luck in English:

hard luck

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(also hard lines)
informal British
  • Used, often ironically or sarcastically, to express sympathy or commiserations.

    • ‘if you don't like it then hard luck’
    • ‘their hostelry has fine ales but no food so if you're hungry, hard luck!’
    • ‘So Baz, hard luck, maybe better luck next time, but I did say you were backing the wrong team.’
    • ‘‘It is hard luck on those who have not made it but competition for places is very strong and it is a healthy situation to be in,’ said Byas.’
    • ‘If the weather should be bad, as it often is, then hard luck; that was your compulsory day off and you can't have it on another day instead.’
    • ‘So if you're hungry, hard luck, although certainly pay a visit if you value a decent pint and good company in congenial surroundings.’
    • ‘I say what I think and, unfortunately, if you don't like it, it's hard luck.’
    • ‘It's just hard luck if you are an elderly person who doesn't move that quickly, or some tired and overburdened shopper.’
    • ‘The invites have been sent out, if you didn't get one hard luck, but I'm sure there are plenty more out there.’
    • ‘If you live on the wrong side of the road and rely on your post, hard luck!’
    • ‘Congratulations to the ladies who won the Ladies Basketball county final and hard luck to the men's team who were defeated in the Men's Basketball final.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the Armagh U - 21 team who won the All-Ireland last Saturday and hard luck to the Mayo team.’