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hard-luck story

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hard-luck story

noun phrase

A tale calculated to gain sympathy and help: He gives me the same old hard-luck story every time (1900+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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