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English definition of “be bad luck on sb”

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be bad luck on sb

mainly UK
to be a bad thing that happened to someone by chance: It was bad luck on Alex that he was ill on his birthday.
Translations of “be bad luck on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)碰到倒楣事,不走運…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)碰到倒霉事,不走运…
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