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bad break

noun

an instance of bad luck

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  • It isn't a bad break, he says, and Mark wants to keep his place.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • It will be a bad break on the festivities he was preparing for the village people.

  • Mr. Trout develops a bad break to the off and heads under a big log.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Until he knows who is kin to whom, and how, a reporter is likely at any time to make a bad break.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • You think only of money until you make a bad break an' loose it all.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • The doctor says it wasn't a bad break—as if any break could be good!

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch

    Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Others might not realize, as he did, that Timothy was the victim of a bad break.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • One leg was doubled under him in a way that denoted a bad break.

  • Even nature is full of evidence of a bad break in all of its processes.

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