a run of bad luck

Idiom

A run of bad luck

Definition

An idiom used to describe a period of time where a person experiences a streak of misfortune

Examples

I’m sorry to hear about your run of bad luck.

She’s been having a run of bad luck lately.

I hope your run of bad luck ends soon.

He had a run of bad luck with his investments.

It’s just been a run of bad luck.

Origin

Likely to have originated from gamblers who experienced a streak of losses.

FAQs

Question

What does it mean to have a ‘run of bad luck’?

Answer

It is an idiom used to describe a period of time where a person experiences a streak of misfortune.

Question

What is the origin of the phrase ‘run of bad luck’?

Answer

The origin of the phrase is unknown, however it is likely to have originated from gamblers who experienced a streak of losses.