What does hard luck mean?

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  1. Expressed to someone suffering misfortune.
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He spun the usual hard luck story that his family were hungry so I agreed to advance him a small amount of money.
The invites have been sent out, if you didn't get one hard luck, but I'm sure there are plenty more out there.
He tends to celebrate characters that have been outcast by society, dispossessed, or had a run of hard luck.
So if you're hungry, hard luck, although certainly pay a visit if you value a decent pint and good company in congenial surroundings.
It's just hard luck if you are an elderly person who doesn't move that quickly, or some tired and overburdened shopper.
Congratulations to the ladies who won the Ladies Basketball county final and hard luck to the men's team who were defeated in the Men's Basketball final.

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