an instance of bad luck
So I close in saying that I might have had a bad break, but I have an awful lot to live for.
Others might not realize, as he did, that Timothy was the victim of a bad break.
It isn't a bad break, he says, and Mark wants to keep his place.
The poor professor made a bad break I suppose, grinned Neale.
It will be a bad break on the festivities he was preparing for the village people.
But let a player make a bad break, and McGraw delivers a talk to him that would have to be written on asbestos paper.
Even nature is full of evidence of a bad break in all of its processes.
The team as a whole, however, was worried a good deal by Bobbys bad break.
Ralph wanted to keep a clear slate, and here was a bad break, right at the threshold of his new railroad career.
You think only of money until you make a bad break an' loose it all.