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Better luck next time


Maybe you will have better luck on the next try: Missed the cutoff? Better luck next time

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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  • But there was not better luck next time; there was worse luck.

    Kildares of Storm

    Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • “Perhaps you will have better luck next time, dear,” she whispered.

    Throckmorton Molly Elliot Seawell
  • You can't walk over and pat it on the shoulder and say, 'Well, better luck next time, old man.'

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • They shake hands, say better luck next time and are ready for the next game.

    Camping Alexandra G. Lockwine
  • But then, as he reflected, there were a great many other stores besides this, and he might have better luck next time.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; Horatio Alger
  • better luck next time, Roger, his comrade told him; for nothing seemed to crush the spirits of this sanguine lad.

  • better luck next time,” rejoined my father; “so, Sall, say no more about it.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • better luck next time, missus,” repled I, wiping my eyes with the back of my hand.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • That tip of yours for the Cup was a bad one; but better luck next time, that's my motto.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

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