luck

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luck

noun advantageous outcome, chance, destiny, fate, fortuity, gamble, good break, good forrune, good luck, opportunity, positive results, serendipity
Associated concepts: gaming laws, moral luck
See also: accident, contingency, opportunity, prosperity, quirk, welfare
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It was tough luck on Bessbrook, who, on their first appearance in the sixth round of the Cup, matched their Premiership opponents for most of the game and certainly deserved a second chance.
It was tough luck on Saints, who had kept the SPL leaders at bay for much of the match, as they did at St Mirren Park in the first game 10 days previously.
If they have deliberately stalled, misled or withheld, that's their tough luck.
And it was tough luck on the plucky minnows - they tackle England in Tirana on Wednesday night - who thought they had all but secured one of the most famous results in their history.
Carter's clanger was tough luck on the keeper after he had kept Rotherham at bay with a string of fine saves.
Yesterday, the UK's Turkish embassy in London said the claim was true and it was tough luck for Scots tourists.
It's tough luck on him and it's bad luck for Dublin.
Tough luck for the skiers and skaters and ice hockey players who must take the sports stage just five days later, beginning with the opening ceremony Friday in Salt Lake City.
It was tough luck on the Harriers, who had battled back from two down early in the second half.
That was tough luck on Andy Donnelly of Cairnhill who backed draw,1-1 and draw/draw HT/FT (9-2).
It's his tough luck if he's changed his mind - you don't exist for his convenience.
He's effectively saying that if a woman goes out with a bloke its tough luck if they are raped.