Pieces of luck, turns of events, as in No matter how well he pitches, the team always makes fielding errors—that's the breaks, I guess, or There's not much you can do if the breaks are against you. In the singular and modified forms, this term becomes good or bad or lucky break. In the plural form, only the context determines its favorable or unfavorable meaning. [Slang; early 1900s] Also see tough break.
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Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
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