Meaning of “better luck next time” in the English Dictionary

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"better luck next time" in British English

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better luck next time

said to tell someone that you hope they will succeed when they try again:

I'm sorry to hear that you failed your driving test. Better luck next time!

(Definition of “better luck next time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"better luck next time" in American English

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better luck next time

I hope you will succeed when you try again:

I'm sorry you didn't get a better SAT score, but better luck next time.

(Definition of “better luck next time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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