Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “(that's) your hard luck”

See all translations

(that's) your hard luck

UK informal
said if you think that it is someone's own fault that something bad has happened to them: Well, if you missed the presentation because you couldn't be bothered to turn up on time, that's your hard luck!
Translations of “(that's) your hard luck”
in Chinese (Traditional) 活該倒楣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活该倒霉…
(Definition of (that's) your hard luck from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More