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Meaning of “tough luck” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​theirinvestment." "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 ​yourproblems: 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)
Translations of “tough luck”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活该(表示不同情)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活該(表示不同情)…
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