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shame

noun [S] (BAD LUCK)    /ʃeɪm/
A2 If something is described as a shame, it is disappointing or not satisfactory: [+ that] It's a (great) shame that the concert had to be cancelled. [+ to infinitive] Have some more vegetables - it would be a shame to waste them. "Douglas is having to miss the school concert because he's ill." "Oh, what a shame/that's a shame!"Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of shame noun (BAD LUCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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