or SOL


strictly out (of) luck.
Vulgar. shit out (of) luck.
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Word Origin and History for s.o.l.


initialism from shit out of luck (though sometimes euphemised), 1917, World War I military slang. "Applicable to everything from death to being late for mess" [R. Lord, "Captain Boyd's Battery A.E.F."]

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