Definition of hard-luck story noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hard-luck story

BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈlʌk stɔːri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈlʌk stɔːri//
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a story about yourself that you tell somebody in order to get their sympathy or help
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hard-luck story