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be down on your luck

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe down on your luckbe down on your luckPOORto have no money because you have had a lot of bad luck over a long period of time When someone is down on their luck, friends are very difficult to find. luck
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be down on your luckIn the film, Williams plays a down-on-his luck salesman whose wife has left him.We bought the necklace from an old man who was down on his luck and in need of a penny or two.He was down on his luck and not a happy hedgehog.All were down on their luck, all had been drinking and all had decided on an easy way out.Families that were down on their luck could get a small loan, food, a job referral.Here, parents who are down on their luck can pick out toys for their children.The program is for motivated people who are temporarily down on their luck.
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