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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…
(Definition of be bad luck on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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