down on one's luck
phrasal experiencing misfortune and especially financial distress

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • down on one's luck — {adj.}, {informal} Having bad luck; having much trouble; not successful in life. * /Harry asked me to lend him ten dollars, because he was down on his luck./ * /The teacher is easy on Jane because Jane has been down on her luck lately./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down on one's luck — {adj.}, {informal} Having bad luck; having much trouble; not successful in life. * /Harry asked me to lend him ten dollars, because he was down on his luck./ * /The teacher is easy on Jane because Jane has been down on her luck lately./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down on one's luck — adjective Unlucky or undergoing a period of bad luck, especially with respect to financial matters. If Crabtree is down on his luck he will most likely be willing to do anything for money …   Wiktionary

  • on one's uppers — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very poor. * /Mr. White had been out of work for several months and was on his uppers./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's uppers — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very poor. * /Mr. White had been out of work for several months and was on his uppers./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Beginner's Luck — Infobox Film name = Beginner s Luck image size = caption = director = Gus Meins producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = music = Marvin Hatley cinematography = Art Lloyd editing = Louis McManus distributor = MGM released = 23 February …   Wikipedia

  • Merchanter's Luck —   …   Wikipedia

  • luck — /luk/, n. 1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I ll probably get pneumonia. 2. good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of… …   Universalium

  • luck — See: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK, LUCK OUT, PRESS ONE S LUCK or PUSH ONE S LUCK, IN LUCK, OUT OF LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • luck — See: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK, LUCK OUT, PRESS ONE S LUCK or PUSH ONE S LUCK, IN LUCK, OUT OF LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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