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  • push one's luck — phrasal : to take a rash risk : venture against increasingly adverse odds pushed his luck too far when he deliberately insulted a churchman Louis Simpson * * * push one s luck (informal) To try to make too much of an advantage, risking total… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of luck — Synonyms and related words: badly off, depressed, dire, donsie, doomful, evil starred, fatal, fortuneless, funest, hapless, ill off, ill starred, in adverse circumstances, inauspicious, luckless, ominous, planet struck, sad, short of luck, star… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Adversity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Adversity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 adversity adversity evil &c. 619 Sgm: N 1 failure failure &c. 732 Sgm: N 1 bad luck bad luck ill luck evil luck adverse luck hard fortune …   English dictionary for students

  • misfortune — I noun accident, adverse event, adverse fortune, adverse lot, adverse luck, adversity, affliction, backset, bad fortune, bad luck, bale, blow, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, comedown, destruction, disadvantage,… …   Law dictionary

  • adversity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Ill fortune Nouns 1. (difficulty) adversity, affliction; bad, ill, adverse, or hard luck or fortune, Weltschmerz; evil lot; force majeur, frowns of fortune; evil star or genius; ups and downs of life,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unfortunate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unlucky, hapless, ill fated, ill starred, star crossed, luckless, unsuccessful, abortive, disastrous, ruinous; short or out of luck, SOL, behind the eight ball, jinxed, hexed (all sl.). See… …   English dictionary for students

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • misfortune — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mishap, disaster, calamity, catastrophe; bad luck; adversity. See evil. Ant., good fortune. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Bad luck] Syn. back luck, ill fortune, ill luck, adversity, affliction, adverse… …   English dictionary for students

  • hard cheese — noun bad luck • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑misfortune, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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