hard-luck story Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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hard-luck storynoun [C]

uk   /ˌhɑːdˈlʌkˌstɔː.ri/  us   /ˌhɑːrdˈlʌkˌstɔːr.i/ informal disapproving
a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person: She came out with some hard-luck story about never having been loved by her mother.
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