Meaning of “tough luck” in the English Dictionary

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"tough luck" in British English

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tough luck

offensive tough shit informal

said to show that you have no sympathy for someone's problems or difficulties:

"They lost a lot of money on their investment." "Tough luck - they should have been more careful."

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

"tough (luck)" in American English

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tough (luck)

I do not have any sympathy for your problems:

Anyone who misses three classes will fail, and if you don’t like it, tough.

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

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