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English definition of “hard luck!”

hard luck!

mainly UK
used to express sympathy to someone because something slightly bad has happened : "We lost again." "Oh, hard luck !"Sympathy and compassionGood luck and bad luck Grammar:HardHard is both an adjective and an adverb. When it is an adverb, it means ‘needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort’. It goes after the main verb:
(Definition of hard luck! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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